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The ACLU sues the NSA over mass Internet 'upstream' surveillance
The ACLU sues the NSA over mass Internet 'upstream' surveillance

Tuesday morning, in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation, PEN American Center, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, filed a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency’s “upstream” surveillance program, which “tap[s] directly into the Internet backbone inside the United States — the network of high-capacity cables, switches and routers that today carry vast numbers of Americans’ communications with each other and with the rest of the world.” The NSA, the suit avers, is warrantlessly “seizing Americans’ communications en masse...

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