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Spy Chief Admits Telcos Collaborated With NSA Spying

In a lengthy and revealing interview, the Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell admitted that telecommunications companies collaborated with the NSA's massive domestic spying.
Of course, it's long been an open secret that the government is engaging in dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans and ...

Appeals Court Battle Over NSA Surveillance on Tomorrow

In the wake of Congress approving a dramatic expansion of U.S. warrantless wiretapping powers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the future of two critical lawsuits over illegal surveillance of Americans. The hearing is set for August 15, at 2 p.m. in San Francisco.
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More on the NSA and "General Warrants"

Last week, we told you about how, nearly eighty years ago, AT&T fought at the Supreme Court to stop the government's warrantless surveillance of Americans' private communications. In its brief in Olmstead v. USA, Ma Bell argued that wiretapping could be far more oppressive than searches conducted by King...

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