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NSA Secretly Admitted Illegally Tracking Thousands Of 'Alert List' Phone Numbers For Year

“They were basically doing an end-run around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, conducting suspicionless searches so that they could collect suspicions in order to do more searches,” says Trevor Timm, an activist with the EFF who has participated in the FOIA request and analyzed the documents. “They seemed to believe that they could automatically search the data that came in from the phone companies every day and they wouldn’t have to follow court rules.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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