The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been campaigning for years to get the US government to disclose vague, secretive details of how it's using the controversial USA PATRIOT Act, a sweeping package of surveillance laws first passed in 2001. Last year's waterfall of leaks brought to light many of those details against the government's will, but many specifics remain tightly under wraps — despite the public outcry that has swelled in the months since and concerted efforts from public interest groups, backed by FOIA requests.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
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