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EPIC Files Supreme Court Petition, Challenges Domestic Surveillance Program

“EPIC has filed a Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court vacate an unlawful order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that enables the collection of all domestic phone record by the NSA. The order, directed to Verizon, requires the production of all “call detail records” for calls made “wholly within the UnitedContinue Reading

EPIC Files Supreme Court Petition, Challenges Domestic Surveillance Program

“EPIC has filed a Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court vacate an unlawful order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that enables the collection of all domestic phone record by the NSA. The order, directed to Verizon, requires the production of all “call detail records” for calls made “wholly within the UnitedContinue Reading

EPIC – Congress Begins Investigation of NSA Domestic Surveillance Program

EPIC: “Following the revelation of that the National Security Agency is monitoring domestic communications, members of Congress are initiating new oversight proceedings. The Senate Intelligence Committee will review the program’s legal authority. Members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote to President Obama, saying, “We believe this type of program is far too broad and inconsistentContinue Reading

Homeland Security Secretary Proposes Increase in Spending for Domestic Surveillance Programs

EPIC: “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Committees on Homeland Security, and said that DHS plans to connect governmental databases containing personal information, expand the government’s employment tracking system, promote passenger screening, use e-passports, employ watchlists and utilize contactless identity verification cards. EPIC has opposed Fusion Centers, the E-Verify program and theContinue Reading

EFF Sues NSA, President Bush, and Vice President Cheney Over Domestic Surveillance Program

Follow up to previous postings on the government’s domestic surveillance program, today news that “The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit [full complaint in Jewel v. NSA] against the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies today on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of theirContinue Reading

WSJ Reports on NSA's Expanding Domestic Surveillance Program and ACLU Files FOIA Request

Follow up to previous postings on TSA’s Total Information Awareness surveillance program, this news release today from the ACLU: “…According to the new Wall Street Journal report [subscription req’d], the NSA was engaging in broad domestic spying operations that involve collecting and analyzing the personal information of Americans in ways that are “essentially the same”Continue Reading

White House Fails to Comply With Subpoenas on Domestic Surveillance Program

Follow up to previous posting on the government’s domestic surveillance program, today’s Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Bush Administration’s Failure To Comply With Subpoenas For Warrantless Wiretapping Documents, August 20, 2007: “Today was the deadline for the Administration to comply with the Judiciary Committee’s subpoenas for documents related toContinue Reading

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Domestic Surveillance Program

Follow up to previous postings on domestic surveillance programs, news today that 6th Circuit found none of the plaintiff’s had standing against the NSA with regard to the Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP). See the ACLU press release: “In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed a legal challenge to the BushContinue Reading

PBS NOW Reports on Alleged Domestic E-Mail Surveillance Program

Via PBS: Airing on Friday, February 16, 2007 (check for time in your area), “NOW reports on new evidence suggesting the existence of a secret government program that intercepts millions of private e-mails each day in the name of terrorist surveillance. News about the alleged program came to light when a former AT&T employee, MarkContinue Reading

Oversight of Domestic Surveillance Program Shifts to Secret Court

In a letter today to Senators Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter, Chairman and Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Gonzales stated, “…a Judge of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) issued orders authorizing the Government to target for collection international communications into or out of the United States where there is a probable causeContinue Reading

Judge Declines to Unseal Docs on Alleged Participation in Domestic Surveillance Program

Follow-up to a November 7, 2006 posting, Court Grants Appeal in AT&T Spying Case, today, via Wired, “A federal judge in San Francisco declined to decide today whether to unseal documents at the heart of a lawsuit against AT&T for its alleged participation in a warrantless government wiretapping program aimed at Americans’ overseas emails andContinue Reading

DOJ IG Launches Investigation Into Info Gathered Via Domestic Surveillance Program

Press release: “Following requests for an investigation of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless surveillance program from Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and other House members, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Glenn A. Fine today informed Lofgren and Hinchey that his office has opened a program review of the agency’s involvementContinue Reading