Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jul 2013 22:42 UTC
Legal "A diverse coalition of 19 groups announced today a lawsuit against the United States government for 'an illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance', known as the Associational Tracking Program, which collects all telephone records handled by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the US. The group, represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, aims to compel the government to inventory and disclose the records in its possession, to destroy them, and to immediately end the surveillance program."
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RE: n/t
by umccullough on Tue 16th Jul 2013 23:46 UTC in reply to "n/t"
umccullough
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I suspect it depends on your definition of "succeed" here.

I have a feeling that in the grand scheme of things, the EFF will not directly change anything through this lawsuit.

However, I'm certain that they will bring more information and awareness to the public - which is the only way we stand a chance. Hopefully if enough people get angry, our elected officials will realize they've done a major disservice to their constituents and begin fixing the problems they've caused.

As for the executive branch, I don't expect much from them except more lies and deception until Congress castrates these programs.

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