White House rejects review board finding that NSA data sweep is illegal

FoxNews.com 1/23/2014

The White House on Thursday disputed the findings of an independent review board that said the National Security Agency’s mass data collection program is illegal and should be ended, indicating the administration would not be taking that advice.

“We simply disagree with the board’s analysis on the legality of the program,” White House […]

US must fix secret FISA courts, says top judge who granted surveillance orders

James Robertson breaks ranks and says he was shocked to hear of changes to allow broader authorisation of NSA programs

Dan Roberts The Guardian [UK] 9 July 2013

A former federal judge who granted government surveillance requests has broken ranks to criticise the system of secret courts as unfit for purpose in the wake of […]