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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.

NSA Stops Controversial Program That Searches Americans’ Emails

Score one for citizens’ rights. The National Security Agency is set to stop using a highly classified program that in part collected Americans’ emails and text messages without a warrant.

The program allows the NSA to collect and search the emails and text messages to and from Americans who mention names, email addresses, phone numbers, or other kinds of details about foreign targets under government surveillance. Most attorneys argued that process of collecting private email messages of Americans violated the Fourth Amendment, designed to protect against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Details may be found in an article by Zack Whittaker in ZDnet at:

Categories: Email Security, Online Privacy & Security

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