FISA Court ruling reveals FBI abused NSA surveillance database

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Bureau of Investigation made tens of thousands of unauthorized searches related to US citizens between 2017 and 2018, a court ruled. The agency violated both the law that authorized the surveillance program they used and the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. The ruling was made in October 2018 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a secret government court responsible for reviewing and authorizing searches of foreign individuals inside and outside the US. It was just made public today. The FBI made unauthorized, warrantless electronic searches on American citizens The program itself, called Section 702 and part of the broad and aggressive expansion of US spy programs in the years after 9/11, granted... Continue reading…

FISA Court ruling reveals FBI abused NSA surveillance database

A top-secret ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) deemed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated the Fourth Amendment rights of tens of thousands of US citizens. ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Techspot

FBI misused surveillance data, spied on its own, FISA ruling finds

Contractor looked up relatives; data was used to vet agents, sources in US.

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Arstechnica

Court finds FBI use of NSA database violated Americans' Fourth Amendment rights - CNET

One employee used the database to search for himself, relatives and other FBI employees, according to newly declassified documents.

Tue 8 Oct 19 from CNET

FBI violated Americans’ privacy by abusing access to NSA surveillance data, court rules

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Bureau of Investigation made tens of thousands of unauthorized searches related to US citizens between 2017 and 2018, a court ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from The Verge

FISA court: FBI use of NSA's electronic surveillance data was illegal

A US court ruled that some of the FBI's electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Engadget

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