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Government Downplaying Sensitivity Of Metadata Collected By NSA

June 24, 2014

Only a day after Mayer posted the results on his blog, attorneys with the Electronic Frontier Foundation cited the study in asking the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate an ACLU suit against the NSA.

“The revelatory nature of even a relatively limited sample of call records is not merely hypothetical,” the foundation said in an amicus brief, and “metadata from even a tiny sample of calls can provide an intimate lens into a person’s life.”

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