Friday, May 08, 2015

Court Backs Snowden, Strikes Secret Laws - Bloomberg View

Coincidentally, see Racing to June 1: The fight to control the Patriot Act (Engadget)

"In a major vindication for Edward Snowden -- and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike -- the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program is unlawful.  This is the most serious blow to date for the legacy of the USA Patriot Act and the surveillance overreach that followed 9/11."
Court Backs Snowden, Strikes Secret Laws - Bloomberg View
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