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 May 31, 2019  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Jack Rodgers reports:

On remand from the Fourth Circuit, a federal judge heard arguments Thursday in a challenge to the National Security Agency’s “upstream” surveillance of international and domestic text-based communications.

Upstream surveillance, which the government argues is allowed under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, involves the NSA tapping into the physical backbone of the internet in the U.S. – the vast network of cables, switches and routers that digitally facilitate communication – to monitor Americans’ international communications, including emails and search terms, with an eye on catching terrorists and spies.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

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