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."

Friday, October 11, 2013
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