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Latest Jameel Jaffer Items
The Justice Department is asking a secret federal court to let the government keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, arguing that it has an obligation to retain evidence in lawsuits it is facing.
The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday.
Using evidence obtained under the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program would violate a terror suspect's constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the suspect argued Wednesday in a court document filed with help from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Civil liberties advocates were incandescent Friday at reports that National Security Agency eavesdroppers broke privacy rules or overstepped their legal authority thousands of times every year while implementing the broad, suspicion-less data-gathering programs exposed by leaker Edward J. Snowden.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing evidence Wednesday from intelligence officials and experts about the National Security Agency’s domestic snooping activities revealed by leaker Edward J. Snowden.
The National Security Agency can use its vast online data-gathering and surveillance system called Prism to monitor U.S. citizens without a warrant if their communications are "reasonably believed to contain foreign intelligence information or evidence of a crime," according to new leaked documents.
The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order issued in April, according to a report Wednesday evening in the Guardian newspaper.
The CIA cannot refuse to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests about its program using remotely piloted drone aircraft to kill terror suspects, now that officials have publicly acknowledged it, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.