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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Microsoft: Future 'bleak' if gov't continues unlawful data collection

Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.

By June 24, 2014

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Microsoft's top lawyer tells Uncle Sam to back off on surveillance

Microsoft's Brad Smith says the US government ought to end bulk collection of phone data, reform FISA court, and stop hacking data centers.

By June 4, 2014

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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

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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