Your latest dispatch from the November NSA Trove: a trio of judicial opinions on internet metadata acquired, in bulk, by means of pen register and trap-and-trace (“PR/TT”) devices. (Recall that, in 2004, the FISC initially approved this, in an … Read more »
Next in the November NSA Trove: the filling in of some additional detail, and in five different FISC-related documents, regarding the collection and handling, by the NSA, of telephony metadata on a mass scale.
In the first, a July 17, … Read more »
Over at The National Interest, I just published a short piece about the military balance in East Asia. In particular, I analyze the context, conduct, and consequences of an American blockade of China in the (thankfully) unlikely event of … Read more »
The latest cache of documents released by the DNI does not contain any explosive new revelations. Unlike previous releases, it does not show big problems under either Section 215 or Section 702 that produced FISC litigations over months to resolve. … Read more »
In response to the government shutdown at home, President Obama decided last week to cancel his planned participation in a series of Asian and Pacific summits. Unsurprisingly, the decision has provoked considerable consternation abroad as the United States’ allies fret … Read more »
* – Or, at least, it did over forty years ago.
In a new piece at Foreign Policy, Matthew M. Aid and William Burr report on a recently declassified NSA history that discloses the targets of NSA surveillance during … Read more »
Two months ago, we ran a post explaining the NSA’s minimization procedures based on a copy of the procedures (dating from June 2009) that had been leaked to the Guardian. In light of the mass declassification that occurred this … Read more »
The one major remaining issue after Judge Bates’s November 2011 opinion involved what to with communications transactions acquired under the old minimization procedures, which Judge Bates had struck down the previous month. This is the subject of Judge Bates’s … Read more »
Over at the Washington Post, Barton Gellman has a Snowden-sourced piece revealing that the NSA “has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”… Read more »
Earlier today, the government filed its response to Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi’s petition for rehearing en banc before the D.C. Circuit. A panel affirmed al Warafi’s detention in May.
In his petition, Al Warafi argued that the … Read more »