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NSA Timeline

Below is a quick and dirty timeline of issues relating to NSA surveillance, with links to histories, individuals, subtexts, code names, and reports;  NYCLU also has a timeline. The timeline outlined here is a rough history to illustrate warrantless surveillance and whistleblowing are not recent issues of concern, nor is surveillance recently institutionalized via law, regulation, and so on.  I’m sure a few individual whistleblowers and codenames are missing, so apologies.

2015 ~  Falsehoods in the Sunday Times article | British spies ‘moved after Snowden files read’ | Snowden docs tally update

2014 ~  Citizenfour | Bill Binney explains the Snowden docs | Bill Binney testifies to the German Bundestag’s NSA inquiry committee | PCLOB Report: We Don’t Know How Many Americans’ Emails the NSA Collects Under Section 702 | “NSA is Targeting Users of Privacy Services” (TOR) | More revelations from the “Snowden files”

2013 ~ Edward Snowden | National Security Agency Data Collection Programs (June 18, House Select Committee on Intelligence, C-SPAN) | More from Russ Tice | Executive Order 13636 | National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 | 2009 NSA-FISA Court IG report released

2012 ~ Robert Greenwald | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian | Markey letters to telecommunications carriers | Binney on record with STELLARWIND | Kurt Eichenwald

2011 ~ Ron Wyden – Mark Udall (letter & comments on NSA surveillance) | Jesselyn Radack | Barrett Brown, The Guardian (and here)

2010 ~ Thomas Drake | Aid, The Secret Sentry | Glenn Greenwald, Salon 2010

2008, 2009, ~ Eric Lichtblau @NYTTim Shorrock  PROMIS Main Core connection |  Babak Pasdar | Thomas Tamm | James Bamford | Seamon NSA domestic surveillance | Executive Order 13475

2007 ~ FBI raid on Diane Roark’s residence | Simultaneous raids on Binney, Wiebe, and Loomis homes | Thomas Drake’s home raided November 28 | ACLU vs. NSA decision

2006 ~ Mark Klein | Russ Tice | James Risen | Lesley Cauley on “call detail records” |  Wartime Executive Power and the National Security Agency’s Surveillance Authority: Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, (February 6, February 28, and March 28) | EPIC NSA FOIA docs | ACLU vs. NSA

2005 ~ NSA “Terrorist Surveillance Program” | Fusion Center Guidelines

2004 ~ Waxman Report  | STELLARWIND (MAINWAY ~ phone metadata, MARINA ~ Net metadata, NUCLEON ~ phone content, PRISM ~ Net content)

2003 ~ CAPPS II

2002 ~ William Binney | Edward Loomis J. Kirke Wiebe | Diane Roark  | Homeland Security Act, P.L. 107-296  enacted | Information Awareness Office established (Total Information Awareness)

2001 ~ EU Final Report on Echelon  | Richard A. BestJames Bamford | USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, P.L.107-56 enacted

2000 ~ Carnivore Diagnostic Tool

1996 ~ Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, P.L. 104-132 enacted | Hager, Secret Power

1994 ~ Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States (includes material on NSA) | Interception of International Telecommunications by the National Security  | Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, P.L. 103-414 enacted

1984 ~ James Bamford discusses the NSA

1983 ~ Eggert on validity of warrantless searches

1982 ~ James Bamford

1981 ~ Executive Order 12333

1978 ~ Executive Order 12036  | FISA legislation enacted | FISA Court established

1975 ~ Church Committee (L. Britt Snider) | Operation Shamrock | The National Security Agency and Fourth Amendment Rights, Hearings, Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (October 29 and November 6)

1973 ~ Ervin Committee

1971 – DoD Directive 5100.20 |  Perry Fellwock’s (Winslow Peck) Ramparts interview

1970 ~ Christopher Pyle

For additional historical information, see Jeffrey T. Richelson’s (Ed.; 2000)  The National Security Agency: Declassified.

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Written by S.

June 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm