national security letters

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It's not an easy undertaking. The government has been playing fast and loose with the rules for too long now, and its greed
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Unfortunately, with so much of the public attention focused on the NSA's misdeeds, there is a tendency to forget that the NSA is merely one of a growing number of clandestine intelligence agencies tasked with spying on the American people.
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Verizon received 320,000 U.S. law enforcement requests for customer names, phone call records, text messages, and other kinds of customer data in 2013, the company revealed in a report released Wednesday.
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"My biggest fear when I shutdown the service was that no good would come of it," says Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit
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The FBI improperly made use of the exigent letters hundreds of times from 2003 to 2006 to gain access to records about phone
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UPDATE: 7:11 p.m., March 16: The progressive phone company Credo sent out a statement about the decision on Saturday. In
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The update revealed that between 1,000 and 1,999 of the internet search giant's users were affected by between 0 and 999
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The administration is asking Congress to give the FBI more of your private information without even going to a judge. We're asking Congress to reject this power grab and side with the Constitution -- just as their oath of office demands.
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There is no question that bad actors, from criminals and terrorists use the network to conduct their activities. But better protections for transactional information needs to be part of new wiretap law.
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Disturbingly, Obama Administration officials played a significant behind the scene role in opposing stronger civil liberties protections, directly contradicting Obama's positions as a Senator.
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The Bush administration surmised the terrorist threat had changed the United State's security situation so vastly that the National Security Agency "had to fish with a big net, not a hook"
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Senior officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation repeatedly approved the use of "blanket" records demands to justify
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The ACLU is reporting that the Department of Defense improperly collaborated with the FBI and issued "hundreds of national