Feb 3, 2014 — Google, Yahoo and others said they received thousands of secret-court-approved government requests for their users' content. The companies said only a small percentage of their users were affected by the requests.
Jan 29, 2014 — The suit is the first direct challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, the statute the government relies on to collect international communications in bulk.
Oct 15, 2013 — But, the secret court explained in a letter, it demanded changes to many requests during meetings with U.S. government lawyers.
Sep 17, 2013 — A special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation's phone traffic. NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.
Jun 18, 2013 — The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
Jun 11, 2013 — The ACLU claims the government's surveillance violates the Constitution's guarantee of free speech, association and privacy.
Jun 6, 2013 — In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
Dec 28, 2012 — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been approved for another five years, as the Senate voted to renew the law that grants the government wide surveillance authority. President Obama has said he intends to sign the measure, which senators approved by a 73-23 margin Friday morning.
Mar 3, 2008 — There's fierce debate over the bill in Congress, but do you care about FISA?
Mar 3, 2008 — Confused about FISA? Confusa? Confisa? Ari Shapiro explains.