The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the Obama administration over claims surveillance of phone calls is unconstitutional and illegally erodes the free speech rights of religious, environmental and human rights groups.

The lawsuit, filed today in federal court in San Francisco, focuses on warrantless collection of U.S. communications under an intelligence program partly disclosed by ex-government security contractor Edward Snowden and later acknowledged by the administration. The EFF sued on behalf of groups including Human Rights Watch, Greenpeace and Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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