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NSA’s metadata program ‘not essential’ to thwarting attacks

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties advocacy group, said allowing private companies to hold onto the data still constituted “mass surveillance” of Americans because the NSA could still query the data.

“We’re disappointed that the recommendations suggest a path to continue untargeted spying,” Kurt Opsahl, an attorney with EFF, said in a statement. “Mass surveillance is still heinous, even if private company servers are holding the data instead of government data centers.“

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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