NSA

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The National Security Agency began its warrantless surveillance program without Congressional approval, spying on emails and phone calls of foreign targets months before the passage of the Protect America Act in August 2007, newly declassified documents show. The documents were released to New York Times reporter Charlie Savage through a FOIA...
Micah Lee, The Intercept
British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
British intelligence swept up private communications of journalists of some of...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...