Government Declassifies Court Opinion That Says NSA Violated The Fourth Amendment

One of the big talking points from NSA proponents is how the agency’s spy programs are constitutional. That’s debatable and many in Congress feel that the agency has largely overstepped its bounds in the collection of American’s cellphone metadata. Even…

NSA Violated Its Own Privacy Rules Over 2,000 Times

Since the NSA’s spy programs were revealed in early June, its proponents have argued that there’s a number of safeguards in place to make sure the agency’s surveillance is under the utmost oversight. A recent report finds that to not…

Senate Wants Somebody To Argue For Your Privacy In The FISA Court

The NSA can spy on just about everything you do. The agency is able to do this thanks to the FISA Court – a secretive judicial system that approves or denies government requests to collect data. The only problem is…

Google Says It Has A First Amendment Right To Release NSA Data Request Numbers

UDPATE: It was revealed Wednesday that Microsoft has also filed a motion claiming a First Amendment right to publish federal data request numbers. Original Story Below: For the past two weeks, Google has been petitioning the government to allow it…

The NSA Can Use Incidental Data Under Certain Conditions

One of the scariest parts about the NSA’s spying program is its collection of incidental data – information that may or may not be about American citizens that just so happens to be picked up with information on non-U.S. targets.…

Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT]

It looks like Yahoo fought the good fight, but ultimately failed to prevent its own forced participation in the recently-revealed PRISM – the NSA’s previously top secret surveillance program. The New York Times reports that they have determined the identity…

FISA Sponsor Says Domestic Spy Program Must Be Kept Secret For A Secret Reason

Five more years of warrantless surveillance at the hands of the NSA and other spy agencies was signed into law before the new year thanks to the quick passage of FISA. We already discussed how the bill’s passage proves that…

The FISA Debate Proves That Congress Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

Online privacy was a big ticket item in 2012. More and more people are becoming concerned with just how much of their personal lives are available online for everyone to see. In fact, there’s been a push to adopt certain…

The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the government began to implement programs that would “protect” the country and its citizens from future attacks. One of those plans was an amendment to FISA that would allow warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.…