“They who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Apple released an internal report of government information requests today, saying that countries around the world have asked Apple for private user data on about 2,219 accounts and precisely 36,464 devices between January 1, 2013, and June 30.
Dropbox is joining Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other major tech companies in demanding the government to permit it to publish exactly how many national security requests it receives.
Department of Justice granted Google a “stay” on its decision about whether the company can release information about FISA data requests.
The U.S. government will now release its own form of a transparency report, which is expected to debut later this fall.
The NSA collected emails between United States citizens for three years until the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the program was unconstitutional.
It looks like the House Intelligence Committee kept information secret about two intelligence collection documents that were released in 2011 to all members of congress.
Two House members provide documents on blocked attempts at oversight.
Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall sent a letter to the NSA today saying its Fact Sheet on how it can collect intelligence is misleading.
A new set of documents leaked show just how the NSA must “minimize” any data it collects, but it seems that information is up to interpretation.
Google is taking a stand against FISA gag orders with a pretty simple but powerful appeal: free speech.
Facebook is reportedly talking with the DOJ and FBI in order to get permission to publish data requests associated with national security.
Google sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and FBI today asking for permission to include secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders in its transparency reports.
The director of national intelligence is not pleased that information about two U.S. surveillance efforts have leaked to the public. Though, many are concerned the programs collect information on U.S. citizens, Director Clapper says it’s completely legal.
Ron Wyden outlined today a number of pivotal tech policy points that need to be discussed over the coming year, including privacy, net neutrality, and other data usage.
President Obama signed the extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act over the weekend, which will now expire in 2017.