Section 702

1.18.18

The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.

1.16.18

5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

1.9.18

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.

9.15.17

The NSA's 12-Year Struggle to Follow the Law

A change requested by the Trump administration will allow the NSA to keep information it acquired illegally.

6.7.17

Would You Trust These Men With a Massive Surveillance Dragnet?

America's top intelligence officials had a shady day in Congress.

6.7.17

The NSA Says It Has to Spy on You to Find Out If It's Spying On You

"To determine if communicants are US persons, NSA would be required to conduct significant further research."

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5.11.17

This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Delete the Data It Collected About You

The court found an "institutional lack of candor on NSA's part and emphasized that this is a very serious Fourth Amendment issue."

1.12.15

Tasked with NSA Oversight, the FBI Was a Rubber Stamp for Surveillance

A newly declassified report suggests that the FBI may have done little more than rubber stamp the NSA’s target nominations.

12.19.14

It's a Big Day in Court for Privacy and Surveillance

Privacy advocates are asking a judge to rule that NSA internet data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment without deciding what that means for the future of the program.

11.4.14

When Is Congress Going to Rein In FBI Surveillance?

We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.

7.2.14

Report Finds NSA Programs Legal, but Legal Doesn't Equal Right

A board directly appointed by President Obama finds "legality" and "value" in mass government surveillance. We should not be so appeased.