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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.
Social network says current government restrictions on transparency are preventing tech companies from being fully honest with the public.
Google says it's getting more requests for user data than ever before, while simultaneously pressuring the US government to change how it regulates electronic communications.
Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.
Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.