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Obama proposes end to NSA bulk data collection

If approved by Congress, the legislation would keep phone records in the hands of phone companies and not with the NSA.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Judge cautions against some proposed reforms to NSA

The former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court writes a letter to lawmakers urging them to tread lightly with any changes to the secretive court's operations.

By Jan. 14, 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 Sep. 13, 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 Jan. 14, 2013

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Following Google, Microsoft also challenges DOJ gag order

Software giant argues that U.S. government restrictions on what it can disclose constitute a "content-based restriction on speech."

By Jun. 26, 2013

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NSA searched phone records in violation of court requirements, documents say

Documents newly declassified under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit reportedly show that the National Security Agency unlawfully searched Americans' phone records and misrepresented program to court officials.

By Sep. 10, 2013

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Privacy group calls NSA Verizon surveillance illegal

Electronic Privacy Information Center asks Congress to "immediately hold oversight hearings" to probe whether the Justice Department and a secret court followed federal privacy laws.

By Jun. 7, 2013

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NSA swept up thousands of U.S. e-mails as part of illegal program, ruling reveals

Newly released 2011 ruling by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found NSA e-mail and data-collection program illegal and decried government's "substantial misrepresentation" of scope of NSA activities.

By Aug. 21, 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 Sep. 9, 2013

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Phone firm mum on NSA legal issue -- but not on 'fizzy statements' by Google et al

Verizon, along with other telecoms, offers an official "no comment" on the legality of NSA phone spying. But one of its execs has something to say -- on that and on "grandstanding" by Internet firms.

By Sep. 18, 2013