The court could not rule whether the NSA's collection of Internet and phone content under a program known as Upstream violates the Fourth Amendment's protection from unreasonable search and seizures due to a need to protect "state secret information," Judge Jeffrey White ruled in a 10-page decision. Moreover, the arguments against the NSA's program raised by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-rights group, aren't factually correct, White, a George W. Bush appointee, said.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
National Journal

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