Ashley Gorski

Ashley Gorski is the Nadine Strossen Fellow in the ACLU's National Security Project. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The NSA Says It Is Ending One of Its Most Controversial Spying Practices, But It Could Be Resurrected if Congress Doesn’t Act Now
The NSA indicated Friday that it will halt one of its most controversial spying practices, related to its surveillance of virtually all text-based communications entering or exiting the United States. If true, this is a significant step forward in the fight to restrict the NSA’s wildly expansive...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
In Time for the Reform Debate, New Documents Shed Light on the Government’s Surveillance of Americans
The ACLU on Friday released more than a dozen new documents concerning the government’s warrantless surveillance of millions of Americans. They were obtained from several intelligence agencies in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and relate to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
We Must Rein in President Trump’s Spying Powers
It’s been just over a month since Donald J. Trump assumed the enormous powers of the U.S. presidency, including the power to control the government’s far-reaching surveillance of Americans and others. As we’ve explained elsewhere , President Trump will wield extremely broad and unconstitutional...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Trying to Keep the Internet Safe From Warrantless NSA Surveillance
Next month, President-elect Trump will be handed the keys to the NSA’s vast spying apparatus. As a candidate, he supported mass surveillance of Americans’ phone calls, called for expanded spying on American Muslims, and even invited Russia to hack the emails of his political opponent. With these...
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Government Is Already Forcing Companies to Give It Access to Our Data
The government wants our data, whether it’s sitting on our iPhones or in transit across the Internet. Last week, we learned that the FBI is trying to force Apple to break its own security features in order to access data stored on an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Many...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Who’s Afraid of the Torture Report?
Multiple government agencies are doing their best to ignore a 6,900-page elephant in the room: a mammoth report, authored by the Senate Intelligence Committee, detailing the horrors of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. A New York Times’ article published today reveals an absurd and scandalous...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
New Docs Raise Questions About CIA Spying Here at Home
The current debate about government surveillance has largely overlooked the CIA, possibly because we know little about the agency's activities within the United States. While the relevant legal authorities governing the CIA, including Executive Order 12333 , set out the CIA's mandate, they do so in...
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