Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
The NSA began in absolute secrecy and has remained that way most of it’s life. How does an institution like exist within the framework of an open society and is it a threat to the very values it claims to be protecting?
Patriot Act: A Review of the FBI’s Use of Section 215 Orders: Assessment of Progress in Implementing Recommendations and Examination of Use in 2007 through 2009 Public Intelligence May 31, 2015 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION The following Inspector General report was released by the Department of Justice on May 21, 2015. A More
Just Security: The Patriot Act’s Sunset is the Perfect Chance to Make the FISA Court More Like a Real Court
The collection of Americans’ personal information by intelligence agencies is one of the most intrusive powers the executive branch can exercise. Such programs require a strong check in the form of robust judicial review. By Elizabeth Goitein, Faiza Patel Just Security CommonDreams.org April 14, 2015 The collection of Americans’ personal information by intelligence agencies is one of More
Twitter’s recent battle to be able to release a more specific transparency report isn’t just a PR move, Cardozo contends. “I think the six tech companies that sued in the FISA court last year and then rolled over and agreed to the Justice Department’s guidance—I think that was PR. Those companies—Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple—declared victory More
In 2007, Yahoo fought back against the government’s demand for information on certain overseas customers, saying that the request was over-broad and violated the constitution. BY CORA CURRIER The Intercept September 11, 2014 Update: The office of the Director of National Intelligence has released many of the declassified documents from the Yahoo litigation. More than More
Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye? A look at the history and procedures of the FISC make it clear: real reform is needed now. BY NADIA KAYYALI EFF.org AUGUST 15, 2014 Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of More
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality'. Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com Thursday 10 July 2014 William Binney testifies before a German inquiry into surveillance. Photograph: Getty Images William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from More
Indeed, the government’s ability to monitor such high-profile Muslim-Americans—with or without warrants—suggests that the most alarming and invasive aspects of the NSA’s surveillance occur not because the agency breaks the law, but because it is able to exploit the law’s permissive contours. NEWS By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain The Intercept 9 Jul 2014 12:01 AM The National More
Citing “Intense Public Interest and Concern” Over Mass Surveillance, Judge Orders DOJ to Turn Over Secret Legal Opinions for Court to Review
A federal judge today ordered the Department of Justice to hand over key opinions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (also known as the “FISA court”) so the judge can directly review whether information about mass surveillance was improperly withheld from the public. BY DAVE MAASS EFF.org June 13, 2014 Courtroom sketch by Susie Cagle. Click to enlarge. The order is More