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

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