Colin Lecher reports:
When faced with an order from the US government to hand over records under a controversial surveillance law, an American tech company fought back in court, according to a previously secret 2014 ruling contained in records that was obtained through lawsuits from the ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The company challenged the order, made under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and argued its case in front of a secret court. The judge’s ruling is heavily redacted, and the exact nature of the request is unknown, as is the company that brought the challenge. A line in the ruling suggests some “expansion” of government spying powers was being debated, although an expansion into what realm is also unclear.
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