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Wiretaps Exceeded Law

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Wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping are virtually as old as the telephone. But the debates over wiretapping have intensified in recent years, as the pressure to fight terrorism after the Sept. 11th attacks and rapid technological change led to an unprecedent expansion of electronic surveillance. After the attacks in 2001, members of the Bush administration were highly critical of restrictions on surveillance imposed by laws like FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was passed in 1978 after Congressional hearings revealed widespread abuse of government wiretaps. Portions of the Patriot Act expanded the ...
and other communication involving any party believed by the NSA to be outside the U.S., even if the other end of the communication lies within the U.S., without warrants . The exact scope of the program is not known, but the NSA is or was provided total, unsupervised access to all fiber-optic communications going between some of the nation's major telecommunication companies' major interconnect locations, including phone conversations, email, web browsing, and corporate private network traffic. [1] . Critics stated that such "domestic" intercepts required FISC authorization under the Foreign Intelligence ...
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Officials say NSA wiretaps exceeded law...
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional. The legal and operational problems surrounding the ... market research, surveys and trends
officials say us wiretaps exceeded law
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional. The legal and operational problems surrounding the N.S.A.’s surveillance ... market research, surveys and trends

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The Ideology of the Epidemic
47 See Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, “Officials Say US Wiretaps Exceeded Law,” . The New York Times, April 15, 2009; Solomon Moore, “FBI and States Vastly ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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4 No. 151: The People &c. v. Dana Darling
In the case before us, the issuing Judge authorized a wiretap warrant for a telephone line at a stated residence, specifying the telephone number to be tapped. The telephone number, however, was changed before the investigator installed the wiretap. We hold that suppression of the evidence flowing from the wiretap is not required, notwithstanding the change in telephone number. In August 1997, the Syracuse Police Department was investigating local drug trafficking. In an application for a wiretap warrant, the prosecutor presented evidence that defendant Anthony Vaccaro was using the telephone at 1009 Carbon ...
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