TV News LIES

Sunday, Aug 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Telecom firm fails in first known FISA court surveillance challenge

Telecom firm fails in first known FISA court surveillance challenge

E-mail Print PDF

telecom company fails FISA challengeFor the first known time since the U.S. government began collecting data about Americans’ phone calls in bulk after the 9/11 attacks, a telecommunications company has questioned those surveillance activities in court, according to a judge’s opinion unsealed on Friday.

That company, whose name was redacted from the opinion, did not directly challenge the government’s right to make companies turn over “telephony metadata” — information about the phone numbers customers dial and the time, data and duration of such calls.

Instead, on Jan. 22, the company asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which has routinely issued orders approving such surveillance, to explain its legal reasoning in the wake of a recent decision by another federal court that ruled such metadata collection unconstitutional.

Proceedings in the FISC are often secret, and Friday's unsealing was the first time since the inception of bulk surveillance that one of the telecommunications companies targeted for such surveillance is known to have used the court itself to question those tactics.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban on killer robots

Elon Musk leads 116 experts to ban killer robotsSome of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations...

Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan

Plan to privatize war in AfghanistanThe White House is actively considering a bold plan to turn over a big chunk of...

Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low

Trump sad over low ratingsPresident Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day...

Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling After Sex-Harassment Accusations Disclosed

Eric Volling suspended for lewd photosFox News Channel suspended Eric Bolling, a host and contributor whose on-air presence at the 21st...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!