The National Security Agency (NSA) is heading to court to defend its Internet data collection program. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is arguing that the NSA’s information collection violates the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.
“The eyes and ears of the government now sit on the Internet,” according to the motion submitted by the EFF’s attorneys. “The government indiscriminately copies and searches communications passing through the internet’s key domestic junctions, on what is called the internet ‘backbone.’ By doing so, the government is operating a digital dragnet — a technological surveillance system that makes it impossible for ordinary Americans not suspected of any wrongdoing to engage in a fully private online conversation, to privately read online, or to privately access any online service.”
Monday, December 22, 2014
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