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White House Panel Urges Limits On Some Aspects NSA Spying
2013-12-19 05:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies, such as the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records, but fell short of calling for these programs to end. In a final report released on Wednesday, the five-member Presidential Review Group on Intelligence issued 46...

NSA Phone Snooping Ruled Unconstitutional
2013-12-17 03:55:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, a Federal District Court judge ruled the National Security Agency (NSA) program that has been systemically keeping records on the phone calls of nearly all Americans is unconstitutional. US District Judge Richard J. Leon, who was appointed to the federal district court in Washington by President George W. Bush, struck down the NSA’s exposed policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country. Leon,...

Social Connections, Metadata Collected By The NSA
2013-09-30 05:02:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the past three years, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been analyzing its vast repository of phone and e-mail logs, as well as other information, to create complex diagrams of the social connections of some US citizens, including their associates, travel companions and other personal interactions, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing newly-disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,...

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2009-06-04 12:50:00

More than three dozen lawsuits filed against some telecommunications companies were tossed out of court on Wednesday when a federal judge found the companies were allegedly taking part in the government's e-mail and telephone eavesdropping program without court approval, The Associated Press reported. Due to their alleged participation in the once-secret surveillance programs, the judge also ordered officials in Maine, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and Missouri to halt their investigations...

2008-07-10 06:00:04

By Peter Eisler WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved a major revision of the 30-year-old law regulating the government's electronic surveillance program Wednesday, ending a debate that threatened to freeze intelligence operations. The bill, which President Bush promised to sign, is designed to end at least 40 lawsuits against telecommunication companies that have aided the government. The Senate passed the bill, 69-28, after rejecting amendments aimed at limiting the companies' ability...

2006-09-05 19:11:40

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. civil liberties group asked a federal judge on Tuesday to halt a contentious domestic spying program that the U.S. government argues is essential to national security. In a hearing in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for the Center for Constitutional Rights asked U.S. District Judge Gerard Lynch to stop the National Security Agency's secret telephone eavesdropping program, which was leaked to the media last year. President George W....

2006-08-17 22:59:57

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-17 16:34:14

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-17 16:03:21

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-17 15:53:20

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...