Jun 252014
 
 June 25, 2014  Court, Surveillance

Nigel Duara of AP reports:

A federal judge has affirmed the legality of the U.S. government’s bulk collection of phone and email data from foreign nationals living outside the country — including their contact with U.S. citizens — in denying a man’s motion to dismiss his terrorism conviction.

It was the first legal challenge to the government’s bulk data-collection program of non-U.S. citizens living overseas after revelations about massive, warrantless surveillance were made public by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden.

Read more on Huffington Post.

You can access the opinion and order in United States v. Mohamud here (pdf)

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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