A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

    The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The new law, he told me, is “a new spy program.” It restarts some of the worst aspects of the Patriot Act and further codifies systematic violations of Fourth Amendment […]

FBI Hides Its Use of NSLs from Congress

The FBI refuses to let DOJ’s Inspector General share some of the same information the office has shared on past reports, citing attorney-client privilege.