Tag: NSA

Report: NSA chief made secret visit to Israel

The head of the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA), Admiral Michael Rogers, was secretly in Israel last week for a working visit that dealt with forging closer cooperation in the cyber field with the Israel Defense Forces’ Intelligence Corps Unit 8200, especially against attacks by Iran and Hezbollah, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz on […]

Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts

The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.   The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of […]

Exclusive: Israel’s rash behavior blew operation to sabotage Iran’s computers, US officials say

Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of both the CIA and the NSA, claims the goal of a potential Israeli strike on Iran would be to drag the US into war.   Hayden made the remarks in a documentary film premiering this week at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film also quotes other sources in […]

NSA’s spy-on-Americans plan goes before judge, again

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has scheduled a status hearing for several of the ongoing cases naming the NSA – or the CIA – for allegedly violating the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures.   “As Judge Leon observed, these cases are at the ‘pinnacle of national importance,’” said Larry Klayman of Freedomwatch, […]

New Hampshire bill to ban NSA activity called the “biggest threat since the Civil War”

A bill introduced in the New Hampshire House for the 2016 session would prohibit a federal-local surveillance collaboration that the NSA’s former chief technical director called the “biggest threat since the civil war.”   Rep. Neal Kurk prefiled House Bill 1494 (HB1494). The legislation would prohibit government agencies from acquiring, collecting, retaining or using personal information and […]

Appeals judges grant US request to allow NSA data collection to continue

An appeals court granted the US government’s emergency request to allow the National Security Agency to keep collecting telephone metadata on Tuesday after a judge ruled that the program “likely violates the constitution”.   In a case brought by activist Larry Klayman, Washington DC district court judge Richard Leon ruled that the NSA must cease […]

Judge Deals a Blow to N.S.A. Data Collection Program

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday partly blocked the National Security Agency’s program that systematically collects Americans’ domestic phone records in bulk just weeks before the agency was scheduled to shut it down and replace it. The judge said the program was most likely unconstitutional.   In a separate case challenging the program, a […]

U.S. court will not halt NSA phone spy program before ban

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to immediately halt the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records during a “transition” period to a new federal scheme that bans the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.   The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said it would not disturb Congress’ decision to provide […]

Push to stop NSA spying moves forward

A lawyer who sued the National Security Agency over its spy-on-Americans program that looks at millions of telephone calls – or more – has responded to a judge’s request for quick action on the dispute with an amended complaint.   Filed by attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, the complaint addresses concerns that had been […]

Jeb Bush: NSA Needs Broader Powers To Combat ‘Evildoers’

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat “evildoers.”   At a national security forum in the early voting state of South Carolina, Bush put himself at odds with Republican congressional leaders who earlier […]