Thursday, August 22, 2013

The FISA Court Didn’t Even Know NSA Was Collecting Some Domestic Communications

The FISA Court Didn’t Even Know NSA Was Collecting Some Domestic Communications

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) provided another redacted information data dump today, which ends the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s legal battle with them over a Freedom of Information Act request.

At the heart of the matter was a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decision from 2011 that determined that the National Security Agency and the FBI were somehow violating the Fourth Amendment with its surveillance methods. The details were unknown because the report was classified. EFF sued and won, and today the 85-page document was released.