Saturday, March 2, 2013

WSJ: "Court Rejects Challenge to Wiretap Rules"


by J. Bravin Feb 27, 2013 p. A2

[paraphrasing] The Supreme Court ruled that the government does not need probable cause for blanket monitoring of international communication between people in the US and those overseas.

Majia here: In 2008 the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorized mass surveillance and does not require identification of specific targets. The Supreme Court upheld the law.

Reuters provides more background http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/us-usa-court-surveillance-idUSBRE91P0JS20130226

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