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ACLU | Too Big To Comply? NSA Says It’s Too Large, Complex To Comply With Court Order

June 11, 2014

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Too Big To Comply? NSA Says It’s Too Large, Complex to Comply With Court Order NSA By Patrick C. Toomey, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 9:52am ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In an era of too-big-to-fail banks, we should have known it was coming: An intelligence agency too big to rein in — and brazen enough to […]

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NSA Steps Up Digital Image Harvesting To Feed Its Facial Recognition Program

June 1, 2014

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NSA steps up digital image harvesting to feed its facial recognition program

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ACLU | NSA Reform Takes Its First Steps

May 12, 2014

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    NSA Reform Takes Its First Steps NSA By Laura W. Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:52pm ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Congress finally had enough. Almost one year after the first disclosure about the NSA’s abusive surveillance programs, the House Judiciary Committee made history on Wednesday when it voted unanimously to pass the USA FREEDOM […]

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ACLU | NSA Suveillance Unravels International Law

April 17, 2014

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NSA Suveillance Unravels International Law NSA By Zak Newman, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:29pm ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ It wasn’t long ago that President Obama announced on Reddit, “We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody – from those who are expressing an idea to those who want to […]

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ACLU | Introducing The ACLU’s NSA Documents Database

April 3, 2014

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Introducing the ACLU’s NSA Documents Database Government Surveillance By Emily Weinrebe, ACLU National Security Project at 9:55am _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The public debate over our government’s surveillance programs has reached remarkable heights since the first set of NSA disclosures in June 2013 based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Since then, additional disclosures by both the press […]

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ACLU.Org | President Announces Reforms To Rein In NSA Spying On Americans

March 28, 2014

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Home › National Security President Announces Reforms to Rein in NSA Spying on Americans March 27, 2014 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org NEW YORK – President Obama today announced a plan to end the NSA’s mass collection of phone records. According to the proposal to change surveillance under the Patriot Act’s Section 215, the […]

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ACLU.Org | Friends in High Places Support NSA Call-Tracking Lawsuit

March 16, 2014

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NSA          Friends in High Places Support NSA Call-Tracking Lawsuit By Brett Max Kaufman, Legal Fellow, ACLU National Security Project at 1:26pm _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ One week after the ACLU filed the first appellate brief challenging the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, we’re getting a little help from our […]

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ACLU | The Tech Community Can Put Out the Fire the NSA Started

March 11, 2014

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Edward Snowden          The Tech Community Can Put Out the Fire the NSA Started By Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 1:23pm              ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This piece originally ran at the Guardian. “Whether you are Google or Facebook,” Snowden said Monday, “you can do these things in a responsible […]

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Are the American People FINALLY Starting to Stand Up to Those Who Are Trying to Take Away Our Liberties?

March 3, 2014

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Are the American People FINALLY Starting to Stand Up to Those Who Are Trying to Take Away Our Liberties? Washington’s Blog March 3, 2014 Americans are starting to wake up from our fear-induced haze: Image: US Flag (Wiki Commons). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We don’t buy the “justifications” for mass surveillance For the first time since 9/11, we value privacy […]

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Today’s The Day! | Re: The Day We Fight Back‏

February 11, 2014

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Dear Friends, In case you haven’t seen it yet all over the Internet— today’s the big day! Today, we’re joining dozens of organizations and more than 6,000 websites in the biggest day of action for NSA surveillance reform this country has ever seen. We’ve come a long way since Edward Snowden blew the lid on […]

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