Skip to comments.Secret court OKs continued US phone surveillance
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 ...
What do you mean? What is a lie? That they are collecting telephone data?
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).
Ok. I thought you were saying they weren’t collecting information on us. Yes. Their ‘excuse’ is definitely a lie
>> Oh Yeh. Remember how the left railed against the Patriot Act.
Yup, like former Senator Feingold that fell silent the first two years of Obama’s presidency,
“Isnt 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 ?
>>Isnt 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.
That sure is how the fedgov is playing it.
>>thats the way this entire country is run right now.
The new world order Republicans are on the same team as the radical left.
bump for later...
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.