The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been fighting the federal government in court to release to the public an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), issued in 2011.
On Wednesday, August 21, the Wall Street Journal reported on the breadth and depth of the NSA's surveillance of Americans' electronic communications.
“We’ll keep fighting for you, Bradley! You’re our hero!” exclaimed many in the courtroom when the verdict was announced for Bradley Manning.
President Obama's claims that there has been no abuse of privacy by the NSA appear to be untrue.
In the wake of reports of violations of privacy laws by the NSA, several lawmakers have called for reform of the domestic spy agency.
Verizon announced August 16 that the Department of Interior awarded it a $10 billion contract.
The National Security Agency (NSA) regularly monitors telephone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans, ignoring privacy laws, court orders, and the Constitution. This revelation comes from results of an internal audit and other classified reports.
In a brief filed in a federal court, Google claims that users have no expectation of privacy with regard to e-mail content.
President Obama reportedly will not appoint DNI James Clapper to head the NSA surveillance review board.
Edward Snowden asserts that the NSA has specifically targeted journalists who wrote critically about the federal government following the September 11 attacks.