Section 702

surveillance state

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.18.18
surveillance state

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.18
surveillance state

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.18
State of Surveillance

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.
Marcy Wheeler
9.15.17
State of Surveillance

Would You Trust These Men With a Massive Surveillance Dragnet?

America's top intelligence officials had a shady day in Congress.
Marcy Wheeler
6.7.17
State of Surveillance

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."
Jason Koebler
6.7.17
State of Surveillance

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."
Jason Koebler
5.11.17
politics

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.
Jordan Pearson
1.12.15
News

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.
Joseph Bien-Kahn
12.19.14
News

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.
Marcy Wheeler
11.4.14