The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "government eavesdropping" ...
"Following the [9/11] attacks, the NSA began its illegal program for warrantless eavesdropping. In my book, for the first time, I lay out in detail how that program began, how it was run, and how Americans were targeted."
In San Francisco, a "secret Internet switching room packed with surveillance gear and wired to AT&T's backbone network" was interconnected to other major Internet providers. The documents detailing this setup had been sealed due to a class-action lawsuit against AT&T, in which a civil liberties group "charged that the company had helped the government eavesdrop on Americans' domestic and international Internet traffic without a warrant."
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency; From the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century (Book)
This book is one of a handful to be written about the National Security Agency. Focusing on the time period from the Cold War to the present, Bamford uses interviews and documents, many recently declassified, to paint a picture of the infamous "No Such Agency." Bamford reveals much about the secretive NSA, including the agency's potential to spy on Americans, its worldwide eavesdropping program called Project Echelon where the NSA has secretly monitored private communications across the globe including e-mail, faxes, telephone conversations and data transfers, a proposed plan by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch a wave of terrorist attacks against the U.S. and falsely blame Castro (called Operation Northwoods) and its involvement with the USS Liberty, a vessel attacked by Israel during the Six-Day War. Body of Secrets updates the author's first book on the NSA, Puzzle Palace, one of the first books to look at the National Security Agency. Bamford extensively used documents he FOIed to write Puzzle Palace; he uses the same strategy to research Body of Secrets.
Tags: Puzzle Palace; NSA; National Security Agency; Project Echelon; Operation Northwoods; USS Liberty; Six-Day War; Israel; Spying; Government; Federal; Cold War; Terrorism; Death; Murder; intelligence
This Baltimore Sun series chronicles the National Security Agency, designed for the purpose of eavesdropping on foreign communications and protecting U.S. government communications from foreign spies. The extent of their work in foreign countries as well as in America is examined. (December, 1995)
The series examined the National Security Agency, the biggest, most secret and most expensive U.S. intelligence agency, which is Maryland's largest employer. The Baltimore Sun detailed how NSA eavesdrops on everyone from Japanese trade officials to Colombian drug lords, feeding intelligence to an elite group of Washington policymakers. (Dec. 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 & 15, 1995)