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Posts Tagged ‘surveillance’

Download Actual FISA Order for Call Metadata

Click here to download the actual order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to produce daily “all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by [redacted] for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls,” pursuant to Section 1861 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

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Jul 31st, 2013 FISA

Court of Appeals Permits Activists’ Case Against Army Employees to Proceed

Last month, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled it would permit Washington State activists to pursue a lawsuit against two United States civilian employees, according to The New York Times. The Times further reports that the plaintiffs have accused John J. Towery, a former criminal intelligence analyst, and fellow Army employee, Thomas […]

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Patriot Act Extension Fails in the House by Seven Votes

The U.S. House of Representatives has failed to pass a short-term extension of certain provisions of the Patriot Act Tuesday. Republicans fell seven votes short of a fast-track extension of three provisions that are set to expire at the end of February. According to the Washington Post, the provisions include one that “authorizes the FBI […]

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Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

The Washington Post reports, in an article on January 23, 2011 entitled "Domestic Use of Aerial Drones by Law Enforcement Likely to Prompt Privacy Debate," that the drone technology that has revolutionized warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is entering the national airspace.  The Post reports that "[u]nmanned aircraft are patrolling the border with Mexico, searching for […]

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