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, Judge Jeffrey White ruled in a 10-page decision. Moreover, the arguments against the NSA's program raised by the Electronic Frontier Foundationa digital-rights group, aren't factually correct, White, a George W. Bush appointee, said.

But just precisely what details from EFF about the NSA's Internet surveillance are inaccurate was not clear in White's opinion, which invoked national security to claim that he could not provide a clearer assessment of the facts of the case.

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