Obama Says Declassified FISA Court Order Proves NSA Oversight Works

Is the NSA subject to enough oversight? It’s supporters would continue to have you believe that to be the case, including President Obama. In a recent interview with CNN, the president addresses the recent declassified court order that said the…

Obama Appoints Four White House Insiders To NSA Review Panel

Two weeks ago today, President Obama proposed a number of reforms to the NSA and FISA court in response to the Snowden leak. The reforms were largely cosmetic changes meant to give the illusion of real change, but there was…

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…

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished

The NSA has become quite the touchy subject in Washington these past few months after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s spy programs. The president and those who support the NSA have been on the defensive…

Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People”

In early July, it was suggested that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden used Lavabit. For those unaware, it’s a small email provider based out of Texas that promises the utmost privacy through encryption. The service had a small following, but…

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…

President Obama’s Oversight Panel To Investigate NSA’s Spy Programs

On Friday, President Obama announced four measures that he would take to inject more oversight and transparency into the NSA after Edward Snowden leaked details of the agency’s spy programs in early June. One of those measures was to create…

President Obama Proposes Reforms To The NSA And FISA Court

When the NSA’s spy programs were first revealed in early June by Edward Snowden, President Obama was one of the first in Washington to jump to the agency’s defense. He did, however, say that he would welcome a debate from…

Sen. Dick Durbin Wants The NSA To Reveal The Scope Of Its Phone Surveillance Program

In late July, Rep. Justin Amash proposed an amendment to the annual Defense spending bill that would prevent the NSA from targeting anybody not currently under an investigation. Unsurprisingly, the amendment was voted down. Now one Senator is trying the…

New Leak Suggests NSA Can See Everything You Do Online

In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed PRISM to the world. The secret NSA program allows the agency to collect communications from major tech companies. Various programs revealed since then have all been about streamlining that data collection.…