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Because of the work of Edward Snowden and a growing list of journalists around the world, the US government has now admitted that the NSA has been engaged in mass surveillance of Americans along with others around the world.
The government vacuums up massive amounts of communications and communications records, then uses various techniques to search and sort through them, claiming that the initial collection is legally justified by the techniques by which it does the sorting and discarding of untargeted material.
Learn about the most controversial programs, and how the Fourth and First Amendments might apply to them. Learn, also, about the status of various litigation challenges and legislative proposals to reform the NSA, the FISA Court, and surveillance law.