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Digital Privacy: National Security Agency (NSA)

Background

Electronic Frontier Foundation. (2014). Timeline of NSA domestic spying. Retrieved from https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/timeline  


Greenwald, G. (2013, June 5). NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order  (The Guardian is the first paper to report on this situation.)


Levy, S. (2014, January 7). How the NSA almost killed the Internet. Wired. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/01/how-the-us-almost-killed-the-internet/

Pulitzer Prize

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/media/coverage-of-snowden-and-boston-attack-win-pulitzer-prizes.html?_r=0

Analysis

Cassidy, J. (2013, August 20). Snowden's legacy: A public debate about online privacy. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2013/08/snowdens-legacy-public-debate-about-online-privacy.html

Sargent, G. (2014, January 2). Yes, we have Snowden to thank for NSA surveillance debate. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/02/yes-we-have-snowden-to-thank-for-nsa-surveillance-debate/

Should Americans be worried about the National Security Agency's data collection? U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-americans-be-worried-about-the-national-security-agencys-data-collection

Wilentz, S. (2014, January 19). Would you feel differently about Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange if you knew what they really thought? New Republic. Retrieved from http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116253/edward-snowden-glenn-greenwald-julian-assange-what-they-believe

Federal Rulings

Davidson, A. (2013, December 28). Judge Pauley to the NSA: Go big. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2013/12/judge-pauley-to-the-nsa-go-big.html

Leatherman, F. (2013, December 28). Analysis of recent contradictory decisions by federal judges regarding NSA's program [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/12/28/analysis-of-recent-contradictory-decisions-by-federal-judges-regarding-nsas-program/

Shestokas, D. J. (2013, December 28). Two NSA decisions: One for the Constitution, one for the government [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.shestokas.com/legal-news/two-nsa-decisions-one-for-the-constitution-one-for-the-government/

ACLU v. Clapper, 13 Civ. 3994 (USDC SDNY 2013)

   U.S. District Court Judge William H. Pauley III's opinion states that the NSA phone surveillance is legal. 

Klayman v. Obama, Civil Action No. 13-0851 (USDC DC 2013)

   U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon's opinion states that the NSA's collection of metadata is not likely to be constitutional.