Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

Circa | 26 May 2017 The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks. 2 of 30 In his final congressional testimony before…

US surveillance court denied few monitoring requests in 2016

AP | 20 April 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s super-secret intelligence court denied just nine of the more than 1,700 requests it received last year for government surveillance warrants in terrorism and espionage cases, according to a report released Thursday that offers a rare glimpse into its work. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court received…

Germany’s Foreign Intelligence Service (BND) to Become Branch of America’s CIA?

Eric Zuesse | 8 June 2016 According to a news report in the June 7th German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), headlined “Merkel entmachtet BND: USA kontrollieren Spionage in Deutschland” or “Merkel Ousts BND: US to Control German Espionage,” a new law will soon be passed in the German parliament and be approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel, which…