Surveillance

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With the rise of modern technologies, the scope and scale of government surveillance has exploded. The use of digital communication has made communication more efficient, but also much more vulnerable. Governments, meanwhile, are increasing their capacity to exploit these vulnerabilities, and companies, their ability to thwart them. Both the PATRIOT act and the Snowden disclosures pushed the issue to the front of the national conversation. Today, the legal and policy debate—over what kind of surveillance tools are acceptable, against whom, and with with whose authorization—continues in full force.

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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)

Document: New York Times Requests Orders and Applications for Page Surveillance

The New York Times filed the following motion with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requesting the public release of the applications for and orders authorizing electronic surveillance of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

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