Court Rules That NSA Phone Data Collection Is Illegal


Openhearted Rebel

By John Vibes, Thanks to The Mind Unleashed.

This week, a federal appeals court ruled that the controversial NSA spy program which collects phone records is actually illegal. This is one of the spy programs that Edward Snowden helped to expose with his series of leaks in 2013.

Up until now, the NSA and the US government have maintained that their program was legal under the Patriot Act. However, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled this Thursday that the Patriot Act did not authorize the National Security Agency to indiscriminately tap the phone of every American.

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