Continuation of Twitter’s lawsuit for disclosure in the wake of the USA Freedom Act

Twitter, Inc. v. Lynch et al, No. 4:2014cv04480 (N.D. Cal. 2015)

On October 13, 2015, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dismissed Twitter’s action seeking to disclose the exact numbers of National Security Letters (“NSL’s”) and FISA Orders, if any, that it had received about user accounts. Continue reading Continuation of Twitter’s lawsuit for disclosure in the wake of the USA Freedom Act

The Disclosed Use of Section 215 to Obtain a U.S. Person’s Records

On September 13, 2013, Judge Saylor ordered the government to identify and conduct a declassification review of any FISC opinions that were not responsive to the lawsuit that the ACLU had brought in the Southern District of New York, but contained analysis by the FISC “of the meaning, scope, and/or Constitutionality” of Section 215. Continue reading The Disclosed Use of Section 215 to Obtain a U.S. Person’s Records

Disclosures about Stellarwind

NY Times Co. v. US DOJ, 14 Civ. 3776 (SDNY)

In response to a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) action by the New York Times, the government declassified and portions of a 746-page report authored by six agencies’ inspectors generals in 2009 about the Stellarwind program. Continue reading Disclosures about Stellarwind

The EFF’s action for disclosure of government use of “zero day” vulnerabilities

EFF v. NSA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Case 3:014-cv-03010 (N.D. Cal. filed July 1, 2014)

“Zero day” vulnerabilities are previously unknown security flaws in software or on line services that a researcher has discovered, but the developer has not yet patched. Continue reading The EFF’s action for disclosure of government use of “zero day” vulnerabilities

Twitter’s lawsuit to publish exact numbers of FISC Orders and National Security Letters

Twitter v. Holder et al., Case N. 14-cv-4480 (N.D. Cal. filed Oct. 7, 2014) Continue reading Twitter’s lawsuit to publish exact numbers of FISC Orders and National Security Letters

Internet companies’ agreement with the government

On January 27, 2014, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo! and LinkedIn stipulated and agreed to the dismissal without prejudice of their motions for disclosure of statistics on government surveillance requests. Continue reading Internet companies’ agreement with the government

Internet companies’ litigation to disclose statistics on surveillance requests

Motions before the FISC

Google’s and Microsoft’s Initial Motions

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