Civil Liberties

The FBI's War on Your Civil Liberties Going Just Swimmingly


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) studies seven years worth of FBI intelligence investigations from the Intelligence Oversight Board found via Freedom of Information Act requests and finds:

• Evidence of delays of 2.5 years, on average, between the occurrence of a violation and its eventual reporting to the Intelligence Oversight Board

• Reports of serious misconduct by FBI agents including lying in declarations to courts, using improper evidence to obtain grand jury subpoenas, and accessing password-protected files without a warrant

• Indications that the FBI may have committed upwards of 40,000 possible intelligence violations in the 9 years since 9/11

The full EFF study.

UPDATE: Jesse Walker already blogged this report in Morning Links a couple days ago.