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[3]: Comment by graffias79
by flypig on Wed 17th Jul 2013 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by graffias79"
flypig
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You make a good point. Although many people (or maybe just the media) seem to have reacted with astonished indignation, there are plenty of people - like yourself - who weren't surprised at all.

But in relation to the article, it's a shame there couldn't be legal challenges as this was being passed in to law to prevent it happening in the first place.

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