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Government Shutdown Slows NSA Surveillance Reform Efforts

October 14, 2013

The same government shutdown that's shuttering national parks has also left the NSA and the Justice Department shorthanded, slowing down public records requests and lawsuits.

"From a transparency perspective, the government shutdown has just been horrendous," said Trevor Timm, an activist with the online rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation. "As far as we know, [surveillance] is still humming along as per usual."

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