By Tom Carter in the USA:
FISA records document “daily violations” by government spy agencies
14 September 2013
FISA court records declassified Tuesday show that government spy agencies systematically violated court orders in order to conduct illegal spying on Americans, while lying in court as to the extent of their activities. Previously secret rulings show that the Obama administration was found to be committing “daily violations” of court orders related to its spying activities.
These records came to light as a result of litigation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). (The files can be accessed here.)
Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV) supplies data to the American National Security Agency (NSA) and cooperates closely with the US spy agency. This emerged from a secret German government paper disclosed by the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper: here.
NSA spying on international banking transactions: here.
Sorry for infrequent posting. I have big Internet connection problems now. I don’t know when they will be solved.
- Hundreds of Pages of NSA Spying Documents to be Released As Result of EFF Lawsuit (eff.org)
- Electronic Frontier Foundation forces NSA to reveal surveillance documents (itpro.co.uk)
- Government Releases NSA Surveillance Docs and Previously Secret FISA Court Opinions In Response to EFF Lawsuit (eff.org)
- Surveillance Court Tells Government To Prepare for Release of NSA Spying Opinions (reason.com)
- September 07, 2013 News (newjerusalemcoming.wordpress.com)
- Fisa judge: Snowden’s NSA disclosures triggered important spying debate | World news | theguardian.com (theguardian.com)
- NSA violated privacy rules for years (rinf.com)
- DoJ ignored FISA court concerns over deceptive NSA description of surveillance (hotair.com)
- FOCUS | FISA Judge: Snowden’s NSA Disclosures Triggered Important Debate (readersupportednews.org)