Dec 092016
 December 9, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Adam Klasfeld reports:

Dusting off federal court defeat, Wikimedia is joining nearly a dozen human-rights groups at Fourth Circuit on Thursday to oppose what they call a “government surveillance program that is unprecedented in scope.”

Wikimedia, the nonprofit group behind Wikipedia and 11 other projects, started their battle last year in Baltimore against the National Security Agency’s so-called Upstream program.

As revealed in documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Upstream program seizes and searches communications traveling across the internet’s “backbone” across the United States. This includes the network of high-capacity cables, switches and routers that digitally facilitates both domestic and international communication.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

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