Political Giving and Willingness to Cave to Law Enforcement

By: Friday February 18, 2011 6:02 am

When Jason Leopold linked to a WSJ report titled, “Obama breaks bread with Silicon Valley execs,” I quipped, “otherwise known as, Obama breaks bread w/our partners in domestic surveillance.” After all, some of the companies represented–Google, Facebook, Yahoo–are among those that have been willingly sharing customer data with federal law enforcement officials. Which is why [...]

Government Continues to Avoid Court Rulings on Domestic Surveillance

By: Monday April 19, 2010 10:46 am

Three significant pieces of news, taken together, show that the Courts continue to chip away at Bush-and-now-Obama’s domestic surveillance programs. FISA Court Encourages Government to Stop Collecting Some Metadata First, and potentially most importantly, the FISA Court, after learning more about what the collection of telecom metadata entailed, raised some concerns with the government, leading [...]

Hints That the FISCR Plaintiff Is an Email Provider

By: Sunday January 18, 2009 11:46 am

The plaintiff in the FISCR opinion is almost certainly an email provider.

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