Every Public Document Outing The NSA’s Spy Practices In One Place


As Obamacare and the rekindling of partisan Congressional infighting claim the mainstream headlines once dominated by the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, many people will forget that the NSA story hasn’t resolved.

But you don’t have to be one of them. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has stayed up to date with the NSA story on an almost daily basis, recently compiled into a single hyperlinked compendium all of the documents outlining the NSA’s extraordinary surveillance measures in one place. By visiting the list, you can search for the initial documents Edward Snowden released to The Guardian, filter through redacted documents the U.S. Government has released in an attempt at damage control, or browse through some of the later reports on Snowden’s trove of information that didn’t hit the news until the spotlight had turned away.

And the EFF pledges to update the list as more documents continue to be made public. Bookmark the page and it’s sure to be current when you check back in on the scandal weeks or months from now.

“The ongoing NSA leaks, Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and government declassification continue to bring vital information to the public about the ongoing efforts of the NSA and its allies to spy on millions of innocent people,” EFF writes in introducing the compendium.

“What started out as news detailing the agency’s collections of users’ calling records, phone calls, and emails now includes NSA’s attack on international encryption standards and breaking into the data center links of companies like Yahoo! and Google. The news reports will continue to come and are often grounded in documents like PowerPoint slides, pictures, and internal government reports.

Because of the flood of information, we’ve decided to compile the documents in a chart that will serve as part of our NSA Spying resource. The chart attempts to compile all of the documents released by the newspapers and the government, with the exception of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders. It lists the date of publication, the original source and a short description of the contents.”

Visit the EFF’s compendium of “NSA Spying on Americans” documents here.

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