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NSA illegally searched 15,000 suspects' phone records, according to declassified report

September 11, 2013

As the result of a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassified a new cache of documents today, revealing more than a dozen FISA court rulings and internal documents. Among the documents are details of a so-called "compliance breach" in 2009 that saw the NSA improperly track more than 15,000 suspects in violation of FISA court rulings, and resulted in only minimal repercussions for the agency.

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The Verge

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