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11.11.15
US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)
11.11.15

US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)

It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may...

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11.09.15
Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
11.09.15

Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect

A judge has barred the NSA from collecting phone records for some people... right before the plan gets an overhaul.

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10.29.15
US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
10.29.15

US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in

An appeals court won't overturn Congress' decision to let the NSA collect bulk phone data until that program winds down.

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08.15.15
AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)
08.15.15

AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)

It's no secret that telecoms have cooperated with the US' surveillance efforts, but at least one w...

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07.27.15
NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act
07.27.15

NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act

The NSA won't analyze metadata collected before November 29th, 2015 as it transitions to the authority it has in the USA Freedom Act.

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06.02.15
Report: UK cops request citizen data every two minutes
06.02.15

Report: UK cops request citizen data every two minutes

According to Big Brother Watch (PDF), law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom have requeste...

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05.23.15
Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions
05.23.15

Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions

The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was appro...

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05.07.15
Federal court rules NSA's data collection program is illegal
05.07.15

Federal court rules NSA's data collection program is illegal

The US court of appeals has ruled that the NSA's bulk phone data collection wasn't authorized unde...

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03.29.15
NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program
03.29.15

NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bul...

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