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USA FREEDOM Act Would End the Worst Surveillance Offender

April 30, 2015

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which ends bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records under Section 215...


House Passes Lofgren-Massie Amendment to Help Rein in NSA

June 20, 2014

The NSA collects emails and browsing and chat histories of Americans and searches the information without a warrant under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments...


TF, CDT, and 40 others tell Congress what real NSA reform should look like

April 1, 2014

The White House has expressed support for reining in the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, but with multiple bills in Congress it’s uncertain...


Feds Allow More Transparency on FISA Surveillance but Don’t Go Far Enough

January 27, 2014

Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has reached an agreement with Google and Microsoft to allow them and other tech companies to report,...


FISA Court, let us make the case for transparency

October 11, 2013

As part of its mass surveillance programs, the federal government has asked private companies like Google and Microsoft for users’ data ███ times in the...


The first rule of FISA Court is “You do not talk about FISA Court”

September 17, 2013

Privacy advocates are furious at today’s report in The Guardian that no telcos ever challenged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) orders but they miss the point: classifying legal...