FISA Court

Dianne Feinstein’s Fake FISA Fix May Expand Use Of Phone Dragnet
Dianne Feinstein, as usual, works to expand the surveillance state. Read more...
Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people' Read more...
Greenwald: Congress 'Forced To Learn About What The NSA Is Doing' From Newspapers: UPDATED
<em>Guardian</em> columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday chided the U.S. government for claiming it had provided "robust oversight" of the National Security Agency (NSA) even though members of Congress were forced to go to his paper to learn about secret programs that gather data on American citizens. Read more...
Wyden: Patriot Act Overreach Wasn't Envisioned By 'Anachronistic' 1970s FISA Law
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) says that the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court created in the 1970s is "just anachronistic" because it was not designed for the "astounding reach that the court has gone to with respect to the Patriot Act." Read more...
Greenwald: 'I Defy' NSA Officials To Deny Spying Program Details Under Oath
<em>Guardian</em> columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday revealed that he would be publishing new details that backed up former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edwards Snowden's claim that low-level analysts could listen to the phone calls of any American or even read President Barack Obama's emails. Read more...

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Justin Elliot: Does The NSA Tap That?
Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. Read more...
Hey, we weren't using those silly civil liberties, anyway! Read more...
Not to worry, NSA spying is done with "judicial oversight" carried out by the FISA court. Never mind it's a secret court that approves surveillance automatically. Let's take a look inside the FISA court. Read more...
A newly leaked NSA document shows that Yahoo began supplying data to the spy agency’s PRISM program after failing a legal fight against a court order it considered too broad. Read more...