NSA SCANDAL GROWS WORSE FOR INTERNET INDUSTRY

It has been five months since Edward Snowden and NSA operations such as PRISM first splashed across the front pages worldwide.  During this period, the scope of the scandal has only grown through nearly weekly revelations of further NSA transgressions.  While the “golden rule” of scandal management is prompt and full disclosure, the NSA scandal…

NSA Review Committee Seeks Public Comment on Surveillance

From the CIA’s Tumblr Site – http://icontherecord.tumblr.com Review Group on Global Signals Intelligence Collection and Communications Technologies Seeks Public Comment September 4, 2013 On August 12, 2013 President Obama directed the establishment of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.  While the Review Group is administratively housed at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI),…

Microsoft-Google to Move Forward with NSA Lawsuit (Updated)

Google-Microsoft FISA Petitions As the NSA PRISM controversy broke, Google and Microsoft filed petitions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court challenging gag orders that prevented it from disclosing  the nature of information requested of it and supplied to the NSA.  Around this time, both companies were signatories to a letter (see below) by…

Obama Tries to Regain the Initiative on FISA

The American people need to have confidence in them as well. And that’s why, over the last few weeks, I’ve consulted members of Congress who come at this issue from many different perspectives. I’ve asked the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to review where our counterterrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and…