Steve Dent reports:
The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the US National Security Agency (NSA) for breaching Wikipedia users’ privacy with mass surveillance techniques. It said that the aim of the suit is to “end (the NSA) mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world.” The group maintains that the agency overstepped the limits set by the authority of the 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FAA) amendments. It’ll file the complaint in conjunction with eight other organizations — including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — and will be represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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