Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Breaking News: Obama Takes Heat Over 'transparent' FISA Court

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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Breaking News: Obama Takes Heat Over 'transparent' FISA Court

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Many analysts have criticized President Obama's comment this week that the court which oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is "transparent." The so-called "FISA court" conducts its business in secret, though some documents have been leaked in recent weeks. The Guardian newspaper posts classified documents showing intelligence analysts have broad access to intercepted communications but aren't supposed to "target" Americans. Google asked to clear its name in the privacy-debates, by arguing it has the First Amendment-right to reveal how many Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders it receives.

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