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UPDATED- Link to the newly released FISA court opinion at bottom of diary Finally, some very good news! Big, big, BIG victory announced today ! Back in June of this year, EFF ( Electronic ...
by Lisa Lockwood
Comment Count 319 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM PDT with 337 Recommends
Mr. Orwell, your day has arrived. From the front page of Sunday’s NY Times , a story that—despite recent and overwhelming evidence supporting these greater truths—far too many Americans ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 290 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:45 PM PDT with 314 Recommends
Big Brother Clapper is watching you. Setting aside the issue of, in my opinion, President Obama's broken promise of rejecting the Bush Era "false choice" of security over liberty, I think there ...
by Armando
Comment Count 405 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:22 PM PDT with 252 Recommends
Just one major telecommunications company refused to participate in a legally dubious NSA surveillance program in 2001. A few years later, its CEO was indicted by federal prosecutors. He was ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 95 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 238 Recommends
This is game over, people. This is Edward Snowden vindicated. Completely. The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since ...
by Little
Comment Count 518 comments on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 06:27 PM PDT with 199 Recommends
They're changing the rules on us. Fundamental structural normalcy in the so-called intelligence community seem to be changing both quickly and [not surprisingly anymore] in secret. Old secret ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 99 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:22 PM PDT with 193 Recommends
In response to lawsuits from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU, the government released more than a dozen previously secret legal filings and court opinions from Tuesday,
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 121 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Sen. Patrick ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM PDT with 146 Recommends
Or: How Histrionics and Hysteria Continue to Drive A Misleading Narrative As has been discussed in numerous diaries over the last two days, a Washington Post article reported on Thursday that the ...
by Reggid
Comment Count 1197 comments on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
So there's been a lot of hot and heavy action on the Snowden/NSA front of late. Having formerly had a TS/SAR Clearance working for a defense contractor in a previous life, and currently being a DBA ...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 261 comments on Sat Aug 10, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT with 137 Recommends
(note: I actually had come across this story a few days ago, bookmarked it, and then promptly forgot about it until now. If this turns out to be old news to everyone around here let me know in the ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 04:21 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
The Brennan Center for Justice has taken on the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:35 PM PDT with 111 Recommends
by mmt006
Comment Count 65 comments on Tue Dec 27, 2005 at 08:57 AM PST with 105 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 126 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:20 AM PST with 101 Recommends
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) had been expressing its frustration with the National Security Agency, we've found, in the few opinions that have been released as a result of ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:01 PM PDT with 95 Recommends
This probably isn't what they had in mind. Maybe House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers needs to go back to Congress school to have a refresher ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 87 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 01:33 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
Ok, I'm not a lawyer. So that means classifying this motion as "BRILLIANT" might be a tad overstated, and more emotionally expressed than definitively. But it's creative. Can't deny that. And it ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed May 29, 2013 at 02:54 AM PDT with 81 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 01:15 PM PST with 76 Recommends
This is a political opinion. I don't like abuse of power and FISA is ripe for abuse. The right exploits fear and we are getting worse than we bargained for. We think we're safe, but security vs. ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 93 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 09:17 AM PDT with 71 Recommends
I've read the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's ("FISC") recently published opinion , and I was immediately struck by one thing: It was an ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 181 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:18 AM PDT with 61 Recommends