米国 秘密裁判所令状更新


秘密裁判所(FISA:Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court)



Snowden 亡命受入表明
MS 公表許可回答火急請求

Obama 2007 vs Obama 2013 - NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act

PRISM: Google Published User Data Requests - FISA COURT

2013年 07月 21日 09:46 JST

 [ワシントン 19日 ロイター] - 米国家情報長官室(ODNI)は19日、当局による電話通信記録の収集活動について、同国の秘密裁判所「外国情報監視裁判所」から継続を承認されたと明らかにした。この活動は米中央情報局(CIA)の元職員エドワード・スノーデン容疑者が暴露したプログラムの一つ。

---米、通話履歴の収集継続 秘密裁判所が令状更新---
2013年7月20日 11時36分


---情報収集に透明性望む 米IT企業、政府に---
2013年7月19日 夕刊


---Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records---
Ed Pilkington in New York
The Guardian, Friday 19 July 2013 23.39 BST   

Latest revelation an indication of how Obama administration has opened up hidden world of mass communications surveillance

The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret court that oversees surveillance.

In an unprecedented move prompted by the Guardian's disclosure in June of the NSA's indiscriminate collection of Verizon metadata, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has publicly revealed that the scheme has been extended yet again.

The statement does not mention Verizon by name, nor make clear how long the extension lasts for, but it is likely to span a further three months in line with previous routine orders from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa).

The announcement flowed, the statement said, from the decision to declassify aspects of the metadata grab "in order to provide the public with a more thorough and balanced understanding of the program".

According to Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, the Verizon phone surveillance has been in place  updated every three months  for at least six years, and it is understood to have been applied to other telecoms giants as well.

The decision to go public with the latest Fisa court order is an indication of how the Obama administration has opened up the previously hidden world of mass communications surveillance, however slightly, since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the scheme to the Guardian.

The ODNI statement said "the administration is undertaking a careful and thorough review of whether and to what extent additional information or documents pertaining to this program may be declassified, consistent with the protection of national security."

The Verizon metadata was the first of the major disclosures originating with Snowden, who remains in legal limbo in the international airport in Moscow.

---Apple, Google, others seek to disclose more details on data snooping---
Lance Whitney
by Lance Whitney
July 19, 2013 5:42 AM PDT

Dozens of tech players and other organizations have asked Washington to allow them to reveal more information about the requests for user data.

The tech industry wants to come clean -- or at least cleaner -- about its role in providing user data to the government and is asking the feds for permission to do so.

In a letter sent Thursday to the White House and Congress, dozens of organizations involved in or concerned about the National Security Agency data-snopping controversy made their requests, Reuters reported. Companies want to be able to regularly provide statistics on the number and scope of user data records ordered by the government. They also want to be allowed to disclose the number of people, accounts, or devices targeted in those requests.

On Wednesday, AllThingsD obtained a copy of the letter with the request:

"Basic information about how the government uses its various law enforcement-related investigative authorities has been published for years without any apparent disruption to criminal investigations," the letter reads. "We seek permission for the same information to be made available regarding the government's national security-related authorities."

Apple, Google, and Facebook are among the tech players that signed the letter. Other organizations that have joined the effort include Human Rights Watch, Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, and FreedomWorks.

The government, at least as voiced by NSA head Keith Alexander, seems open to the idea as long as it doesn't jeopardize investigations, Reuters added.

"We just want to make sure we do it right, that we don't impact anything ongoing with the FBI," Alexander told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. "I think that's the reasonable approach."

Alexander also stressed that the companies had no choice in handing over user data to the government as they were compelled by court order to do so. As such, the companies want to offer more specifics on the type of data they were forced to provide.

"From my perspective, what they want is the rest of the world to know that we're not reading all of that email, so they want to give out the numbers," Alexander said, according to Reuters. "I think there's some logic in doing that."

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