The revelations of government surveillance also show Facebook and Google not only complied with the program but disregarded the privacy of their own users.
A hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on FISA and the secret FISA court revealed the administration thinks Americans essentially have no privacy rights.
On his official Tumblr blog, DNI James Clapper says he will soon declassify documents revealing how many Americans are currently under surveillance.
The brief, limited, and dated peek into the black operations of spy agencies confirms that the surveillance state is vastly larger and more expensive than most thought.
Challengers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel are accusing her of permitting the NSA to conduct illegal surveillance on the people of Germany.
A FISA court ruling from 2011 reveals that the NSA routinely behaves unconstitutionally and lies about it to the courts, Congress, and the public.
In a brief filed in the case of U.S. v. Wurie, the Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to approve the warrantless search of cellphone data.
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.
President Obama's claims that there has been no abuse of privacy by the NSA appear to be untrue.