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Secret court OKs continued US phone surveillance
Yahoo News ^ | 07/20/2013 | LARA JAKES

Posted on 07/20/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by Earthdweller

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. intelligence court renewed an order Friday to continue forcing Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millions of telephone records to the government each day in its search for foreign terror or espionage suspects.

The order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been in place for years but must be renewed every three months. It was exposed in June after former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden leaked details of two top secret U.S. surveillance programs that critics say violate privacy rights.

The order was set to expire Friday, and its renewal shows that the Obama administration and the court of 11 federal judges stand behind its legality.

In a statement, the office of National Intelligence Director James Clapper said it was confirming the Verizon renewal as part of an ongoing effort to make more information about the recently declassified programs as public as possible.

Clapper "has decided to declassify and disclose publicly that the government filed an application with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking renewal of the authority to collect telephony metadata in bulk, and that the court renewed that authority," the statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clapper; fastandfurious; fisa; fisacourt; impeachnow; irs; nsa; snowden; verizon
From the body of the article.." Other major U.S. telephone carriers are similarly ordered to give records of their customers' calls to the NSA,..."
1 posted on 07/20/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: Earthdweller

If GWB were still president, then the howls from the liberal media could be heard over the roar of an F5 tornado.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 6:43:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Earthdweller

Secret courts, executive orders, closed door meetings in congress, etc.

Hidden government across all three branches.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 6:47:35 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Earthdweller

My compliments for reading the article. After reading the first sentence I knew was reading a lie and could not continue.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 6:47:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Starboard

Lovely, isn’t it?


5 posted on 07/20/2013 6:50:00 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: P-Marlowe

Oh Yeh. Remember how the left railed agains’t the Patriot Act.


6 posted on 07/20/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Earthdweller

Some days I just want to sit down and cry. That doesn’t help so we just keep trudging on and pushing back.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 7:09:48 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Earthdweller
Secret Court.....from where in hell do claim to have authority to decide on legal issues? Sounds more like a Kangaroo Court.
8 posted on 07/20/2013 7:10:32 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: Earthdweller

THEY DID NOT STOP THE BOSTON BOMBER EVEN THOUGHT THE RUSSIANS WARNED THEM!!!

But they WILL listen to Tea Party officials because BIG SIS thinks that’s where the terrorist are. When the reality is this absurd, satire doesn’t have chance.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 7:15:51 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Earthdweller

Gov is just using terrorism as an excuse to gather information. If they would have just told us the truth, it would have been better. I don’t care if they gather the information. But they should not have done it sneakily.

They never told us they take pictures of all mail. They never admitted the new licence plates were made so the police scanners could snap a pic of them.

I know it’s hard for you government people, but just be honest.


10 posted on 07/20/2013 7:20:04 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Earthdweller

The can’t even keep the secret meeting a secret.

Like a bunch of junior high school girls.


11 posted on 07/20/2013 7:45:51 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: Earthdweller; Congressman Billybob; archy; Travis McGee; Noumenon; Jim Robinson

Isn’t there a law (maybe FOIA) that says you are entitled to see all records the government is keeping on you? (if not under an active criminal investigation)

If so, I have an idea that could shut this down.

We get a freeper lawyer to post the form and process for making such requests, and we do a records access drive/protest.

We could cripple their capabilities, lawfully, by taxing their tyrannical system with lawful requests.

Let’s freep the NSA.

Anyone?

(Please forward or ping to anyone that could be helpful.)


12 posted on 07/20/2013 7:55:06 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Starboard

Hidden government across all three branches.

That’s not government it’s something else and it’s growing.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: True Grit
"The most transparent administration in history."

/sarc

14 posted on 07/20/2013 8:29:53 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Sharknados bit my sister.)
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To: P-Marlowe
If GWB were still president, then the howls from the liberal media could be heard over the roar of an F5 tornado.

If GWB the Right would howl that NSA spying on all Americans was necessary to protect us from Al-CIA-duh and the program would continue despite whatever braying from the Corporate Media.

15 posted on 07/20/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Earthdweller

"ERRORS CEASING TO BE DANGEROUS BE DANGEROUS WHEN IT IS PERMITTED FREELY TO CONTRAD..."

click click

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

16 posted on 07/20/2013 9:12:58 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Triple

>>Isn’t there a law

Laws? Those are only for the little people.

And this Banana Republic doesn’t even have Bananas anymore.

>>We could cripple their capabilities, lawfully,
>>by taxing their tyrannical system with lawful requests.

They’ll just hire more Federally funded L.I.F.E.R. “Volunteers”.

But hey, since you asked...

http://www.foia.gov/


17 posted on 07/20/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Triple

Finally using Alinsky right back them eh? I like the idea.


18 posted on 07/20/2013 10:51:11 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
If GWB the Right would howl that NSA spying on all Americans was necessary to protect us from Al-CIA-duh and the program would continue despite whatever braying from the Corporate Media.

That's exactly what the RINOs were doing when the PATRIOT ACT was passed and when the Bush administration was trying to build a massive database about all citizens ("Information Awareness" project as it was called).

The RINOs and leftists wanted it, and while Congress scaled it back slightly, Bush ultimately got his way and helped create the tools that the libs are going to use against us (or are using against us).
19 posted on 07/20/2013 12:12:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

“Bush ultimately got his way and helped create the tools that the libs are going to use against us (or are using against us).”

So Bush set us up for Obama’s fundamental change? A
co-connspirator? It’s sure starting to look that way.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 1:03:17 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: JerseyDvl

Exactly...


21 posted on 07/20/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: no-to-illegals

What do you mean? What is a lie? That they are collecting telephone data?


22 posted on 07/20/2013 2:20:28 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: boxlunch
What is a lie?

My observation is the first sentence of the article is a lie in that they are not searching for terrorists or espionage suspects, only records of disgruntled citizen speaking out against their surveillance and methods of collecting information on the legal citizens. None of the collection methods are for stopping terrorists (imho).

23 posted on 07/20/2013 2:24:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Ok. I thought you were saying they weren’t collecting information on us. Yes. Their ‘excuse’ is definitely a lie


24 posted on 07/20/2013 2:51:50 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: Georgia Girl 2; P-Marlowe

>> Oh Yeh. Remember how the left railed agains’t the Patriot Act.

Yup, like former Senator Feingold that fell silent the first two years of Obama’s presidency,


25 posted on 07/20/2013 4:14:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Triple

“Isn’t there a law (maybe FOIA) that says you are entitled to see all records the government is keeping on you? (if not under an active criminal investigation)”

Hey ! Ther’re about 320 mio. domestic terrorist suspects in the US. And they’re ALL under active criminal investigation. So what’s wrong with the gov not showing/notifying/confirming any of your records to you ?


26 posted on 07/20/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by SgtBilko
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To: Slambat
So Bush set us up for Obama’s fundamental change? A co-connspirator? It’s sure starting to look that way.

FReepers were following this stuff from the start 10 years ago:

Total Information Awareness (TIA) System - Nov 25, 2002 (Free Republic)

EPIC.org Total Information Awareness (TIA) News Nov 25, 2002 (Free Republic)

Critics say Defense 'Total Information Awareness' Impractical - Dec 12, 2002 (Free Republic)

TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS (TIA) UPDATE - Feb 7, 2003 (Free Republic)

Pentagon spy database funding revealed (Total Information Awareness ) - Feb 27, 2003 (Free Republic)

Total Information Awareness Project Undergoes First Test - Apr 10, 2003 (Free Republic)

U.S. Pressing for High-Tech Spy Tools (Total Information Awareness) - Feb 22, 2004 (Free Republic)

U.S. Still Mining Terror Data (Total Information Awareness Program) - Feb 23, 2004 (Free Republic)

Total Information Awareness - Mar 8, 2007 (Free Republic)
27 posted on 07/20/2013 5:07:15 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: TArcher

>>Isn’t there a law

Laws? Those are only for the little people.

of course. if you were say, Michael Bloomberg or mark zuckerberg and you hosted a fundraiser at your mansion for a politician, of course you expect something in return.
that’s the way this entire country is run right now.


28 posted on 07/20/2013 5:11:43 PM PDT by willywill
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To: SgtBilko

That sure is how the fedgov is playing it.


29 posted on 07/20/2013 6:05:17 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: willywill

>>that’s the way this entire country is run right now.

Oligarchic Kleptocracy.


30 posted on 07/20/2013 9:33:44 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Slambat

The new world order Republicans are on the same team as the radical left.


31 posted on 07/21/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: jurroppi1

bump for later...


32 posted on 07/21/2013 6:51:40 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: freedomfiter2

It’s seems obvious to me that the republican party is
there to put up a false sense of opposition to the
overthrow of this country. The tide has never turned
and the march to socialization has moved steadily forward.
Anyone who is willing to compromise at all with the
socialist/democrat party on anything is in on it.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 8:18:50 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Earthdweller

Ordered by WHOM? And with what AUTHORITY? I suspect that if more people asked to see the AUTHORIZATION for these requested acts, that more Fed.gov people would go home empty-handed.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 6:45:46 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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