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Phone Surveillance

NSA Bulk Data Collection Illegal, U.S. Appeals Court Says

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

* Bulk phone surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 * Appeals court says Congress did not authorize spy program ...

Spy Chief: We Should've Told You We Track Your Calls

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans' call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits i...

Matt Sledge

Wireless Carrier Warns Of Secret Government Data Requests | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

A small wireless carrier has released the industry's first transparency report, opening a slender window onto the world of government data requests fo...

The FBI Walks a Perilous Line Between Surveillance and Outright Spying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

With legitimate lethal terrorist threats that the U.S. faces, the FBI must play a front line role in monitoring potential terrorist activities and nipping them in the bud. But the history of over reach and outright law breaking by the FBI and other government agencies still looms large.

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley Presses FISA Court To Open Its Books On Phone Surveillance | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Towards the end of his hearing Wednesday on cyber threats and the intelligence community’s surveillance efforts, Gen. Keith Alexander,...

Sam Stein

Congress, White House Point Fingers In Snooping Scandal | Sam Stein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Revelations of massive data mining by the National Security Agency have prompted a blame game between the White House and Congress over ...