These FISA gag orders force you to tell lies and live lies. Nobody wants one.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
As Verizon has stated, it’s prohibited from revealing any information about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders, which are at the heart of a international controversy over the NSA collecting subscriber metadata indiscriminately from phone companies.
The closest Verizon got was to reveal that it had received between 1,000 and 1,999 national security letters (NSLs) from the FBI. NSLs are requests for specific subscriber data pertaining to an ongoing terrorism or national security investigation, and they don’t need the signature of a judge. But they’re not…
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