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Six major technology companies publish new statistics on National Security letters and FISA Court requests made of them.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden.
In an attempt to achieve greater transparency with users, the companies petition the US government for permission to publish requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Google and Microsoft plan to sue the government, demanding the right to publicly discuss any surveillance requests served up by the FISA court.
U.S. intelligence officials decide to publicize the renewal of the government's surveillance program. In other words: Let the NSA spying keep on rolling.
A U.S. privacy group has been successful in getting a document released that details how U.S. authorities interpret the FISA snooping law. The trouble is, most of it isn't readable.
Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.
Microsoft's Brad Smith says the US government ought to end bulk collection of phone data, reform FISA court, and stop hacking data centers.
Bush wins hard-fought battle after Senate immunizes telecom companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. There's a chance a suit against AT&T could continue.
House bill wouldn't shield telecommunications companies accused of unlawfully opening their networks to government spies. President Bush says he'll veto it if it passes.