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(CBS)

NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone Records

Nineteen organizations ranging from a church to gun rights groups sued the National Security Agency in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the mass collection of their telephone records.

07/17/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco Judge Allows NSA Surveillance Lawsuit To Proceed

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday kept alive a five-year-old lawsuit in which several citizens claim the U.S. National Security Agency conducts unconstitutional “dragnet surveillance” of Americans’ communications.

07/09/2013

Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple Details Government Requests For Data

Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.

06/17/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Says NSA May Release Some Details Of Surveillance Program

The National Security Agency may soon reveal more details of its secret surveillance program following word from tech giants about the number of user data requests by the government, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

06/17/2013

Facebook

Facebook Allowed To Reveal More On User Surveillance

Facebook’s top attorney says after a week of negotiations with national security officials, the company is allowed to make new revelations about government orders for user data.

06/14/2013

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.

06/12/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.

06/11/2013

President Obama speaking to reporters at a press conference in San Jose.

President Admits Government’s Long Denied Massive Data Trawling At SJ Presser

For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans’ phone and Internet records.

06/08/2013

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Reported Gov’t Seizure Of Verizon Records Stuns Bay Area Privacy Advocates

Privacy advocates in the Bay Area expressed outrage over a report Wednesday that the National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

06/06/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Google To Give Customer Data To FBI

In a ruling written May 20 and obtained Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered Google to comply with the FBI’s demands.

05/31/2013

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