The End of the NSA's ‘About’ Searches Is Just the Beginning

The NSA is stopping its use of one controversial surveillance technique that impacts Americans’ privacy. Make no mistake. This is good news for anyone who wants government surveillance to follow the law. But there’s much more to be done to rein in unconstitutional spying. Initially reported by The New York Times today and confirmed by […]

Judge Orders Government to Provide Evidence About Internet Surveillance

We’re finally going to get some honesty on how the NSA spies on innocent Americans’ communications. A federal judge late last week in Jewel v. NSA, EFF’s landmark case against mass surveillance, ordered [PDF] the government to provide to it all relevant evidence necessary to prove or deny that plaintiffs were subject to NSA surveillance via […]

Wikimedia's Constitutional Challenges of NSA Upstream Surveillance Move Forward

A court ruling today allowing Wikimedia’s claims challenging the constitutionality of NSA’s Upstream surveillance to go forward is good news. It shows that the court—the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—is willing to take seriously the impact mass surveillance of the Internet backbone has on ordinary people. Wikimedia’s First and Fourth Amendment challenges […]