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Tech firms reveal even more about FISA requests

Six major technology companies publish new statistics on National Security letters and FISA Court requests made of them.

By February 3, 2014


FISA court orders feds to declassify more opinions

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden.

By September 13, 2013


Google, Facebook, Yahoo seek permission to publish FISA requests

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.

By September 9, 2013


Microsoft, Google to sue over FISA gag order

Google and Microsoft plan to sue the government, demanding the right to publicly discuss any surveillance requests served up by the FISA court.

By August 30, 2013


FISA court renews authority to collect phone records

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.

By July 19, 2013


Secret document on FISA snooping law released -- sort of

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.

By January 14, 2013


Senate endorses retroactive FISA immunity for warrantless wiretapping

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.

By July 9, 2008


Democrats plan last-minute FISA vote

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.

By March 13, 2008


FISA or bust: What's Bush's real angle

In his latest press conference, the president again warns Congress any delay increases the U.S. vulnerability to terror strikes. But the subtext makes you wonder what's really on the agenda.

By February 28, 2008


Secret FISA court won't release wiretap rulings

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court rejects ACLU's request for portions of rulings relating to wiretapping, saying there's no "right of access."

By December 11, 2007