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Electronic Frontier Foundation Lawsuit Leads NSA to Declassify Docs

In a day of fast moving news regarding the National Security Agency‘s domestic surveillance program,a new wire report reveals that a lawsuit brought by the privacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation forced the U.S. to declassify some of the documents related to the spying program.

The NSA declassified three secret court opinions showing how it collected as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no ties to terrorism annually over three years, according to the Associated Press. A secret court assigned to monitor surveillance activities struck down the activities in 2011.

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U.S. Gathering Even More of Your Email, Text Messages

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Perhaps it’s to prove that the U.S. government isn’t targeting individual Americans as part of the surveillance program known as Prism. But stories out this morning stemming from the classified materials Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian is raising even more privacy concerns, revealing that the government is collecting a broader swath of email, phone and text messages from cross-border communications than previously thought, according to a report in The New York Times.

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