NSA searched phone records in violation of court requirements, documents say
"The documents are further proof of how unwieldy the system has become," Mark M. Jaycox, a policy analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said in a statement to CNET. "Every day we find out about more violations, and more abuses. In addition, the documents raise even more questions than answers...The revelations are a larger comment on NSA's actions. It is not just about this violation in 2009, the 2011 violation...It's the systematic abuses, and the ongoing ignorance of how the collection of mass data implicates innocent everyday users and violates core constitutional freedoms."