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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

It Doesn’t Mean Much Now But a Judge Has Ruled the NSA’s Phone Spying Program is Illegal

US District Judge Richard Leon of the District of Columbia ruled Monday that a challenge to the NSA’s phone spying program “will likely succeed in showing that the Program is indeed an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment.” However, the program is already set to expire in a few weeks, on November 29.

In a side issue, it looks like Eric Snowden was right: the NSA has been illegally spying on millions of people in the US and overseas in violation of the US Constitution. While the program that has been used for several years is about to expire, a replacement program that captures much of the same information and makes it available to the NSA upon request is already in operation.

Details may be found in an article by David Kravets in the Ars Technica web site at

Categories: Legal Affairs

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