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 January 3, 2014  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Noa Yachot writes:

The ACLU filed an appeal on Thursday in New York challenging the dismissal of our lawsuit against the NSA’s mass call-tracking program. Through the program, the government collects records on every call made and received in this country, allowing it to construct detailed maps of Americans’ everyday lives.

In a decision with grave implications for civil liberties and privacy in a digital age, Judge William Pauley ruled last week that the government’s telephony metadata program is lawful under Section 215 of the Patriot Act and under the Fourth Amendment. We strongly disagree on both counts, and we’re in good company.

Read more on the ACLU’s blog.

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