Power Wars Blog by Charlie Savage

NSA Declassifies Pile of Documents from 2011 Upstream Surveillance Litigation

The National Security Agency has declassified a third (and final) tranche of previously unreleased documents from the docket of a then-secret 2011 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court case over upstream Internet surveillance conducted under the FISA Amendments Act/702 program.

Here are the first and second tranches. This third tranche is long a dense – nearly 350 pages – but it seems to largely cover the same ground as was summarized in the most important documents in the second tranche, so I don’t immediately see a stand-alone general reader news story here. I’ve posted the documents on the New York Times website and will put them below as well. There’s some TLDR annotations in the margins on Document Cloud.