Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Dermot7, Jun 6, 2013.
For them, as a military agency, there is no "illegal". From what I've seen, anyway.
Thank You, Edward Snowden
Jewel v. NSA: On to the Ninth Circuit: 2019 Year in Review
December 28, 2019
Lawmakers Say the FBI's Problematic Carter Page Warrant Require Congressional Surveillance Reforms
A bipartisan coalition wants to restrain secret snooping and create more independent oversight of the secretive FISA Court
January 23, 2020
Bipartisan, Bicameral Coalition Roll Out New Bill To Reform NSA Surveillance and Protect Americans’ Rights
"The USA Freedom Act system, giving NSA access to Americans' phone logs from 2015-19, cost $100 million & produced 2 unique counterterrorism intelligence reports, plus 13 duplicating info FBI already had."
"N.S.A. Phone Program Cost $100 Million, but Produced Only Two Unique Leads
A disputed program that allowed the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts yielded only one significant investigation,.."
Congress eyes killing controversial surveillance program
February 26, 2020
Yes, Section 215 Expired. Now What?
April 16, 2020
I doubt that any of this means anything. The NSA just does what it does.
"Secrets, Surveillance and Snowden
The inside story on exposing the NSA’s massive surveillance program
Reporter Barton Gellman recalls how he met whistleblower Edward Snowden — and the extraordinary steps he had to take to protect his digital privacy from U.S. surveillance and foreign intelligence services..."
[Long - Magazine-type article]
Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History Without a Warrant
The government just got even more power to spy on your internet habits
May 13, 2020
Reuters: U.S. Senate blocks bid to curb surveillance of Americans' internet habits
ArsTechnica: Senate passes spying bill without search and browsing history protections [Updated]
So hey, use VPN services
VPN services that don't cooperate with the NSA etc, that is.
Mozilla, Twitter, Reddit join forces in effort to block browsing data from warrantless access
May 25, 2020
"Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network
Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew..."
The House Is Voting on Section 215, Again. The Bill Still Needs More Reform
May 26, 2020
"House effort to pass surveillance overhaul collapses after Trump tweets and pushback from DOJ
An effort to pass a significant surveillance overhaul package collapsed Wednesday evening, falling victim to presidential tweets, opposition from the Justice Department and the fracturing of a fragile coalition among liberals, moderates and conservatives.
House Democratic leaders decided to abandon a scheduled vote a few hours after President Trump issued a veto threat on Twitter..."
"Elite CIA unit that developed hacking tools failed to secure its own systems, allowing massive leak, an internal report found
The theft of top-secret computer hacking tools from the CIA in 2016 was the result of a workplace culture in which the agency’s elite computer hackers 'prioritized building cyber weapons at the expense of securing their own systems,' according to an internal report prepared for then-director Mike Pompeo as well as his deputy, Gina Haspel, now the current director...
Security procedures were 'woefully lax' within the special unit that designed and built the tools, the report said...
Absent WikiLeaks’s disclosure, the CIA might never have known the tools had been stolen, according to the report..."
Coalition Amicus Brief: Civil Litigants Must Be Able to Challenge FISA Surveillance
July 9, 2020
The claim that "further litigation was barred for national security reasons" is arguably evidence that the NSA did intercept their traffic.
Danish Intelligence May Have Shared Personal Data With US in Developing Spying Scandal
August 28, 2020
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' call records was illegal.
"Federal Court Rules Government Broke the Law by Spying on ‘Millions of Americans,’ Credits Edward Snowden
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that the U.S. government violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by collecting the bulk phone records of millions of Americans.
United States v. Moalin - Ninth Circuit Opinion:
Danish military intelligence uses XKEYSCORE to tap cables in cooperation with the NSA
October 28, 2020
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