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Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in lateEFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop it and bring government surveillance programs back within the law and the Constitution.
Those news reports, combined with a USA Today story in May and the statements of several members of Congress, revealed that the NSA is also receiving wholesale copies of American's telephone and other communications records.
All of these surveillance activities are in violation of the privacy safeguards established by Congress and the US Constitution. In earlyEFF obtained whistleblower evidence. Secret government documents, published by the media inconfirm the NSA obtains full copies of everything that is carried along major domestic fiber optic cable networks. In Junethe media, led by the Guardian and Washington Post started publishing a series of articles, along with full government documents, that have confirmed much of what was reported in and and then some.
The reports showed-and the government later admitted—that the government is mass collecting phone metadata of all US customers under the guise of the Patriot Act. Moreover, the media reports confirm that the government is collecting and analyzing the content of communications of foreigners talking to persons inside the United States, as well as collecting much more, without a probable cause warrant.
Klein first revealed in EFF is fighting these illegal activities in the courts. Currently, EFF is representing victims of the illegal surveillance program in Jewel v. NSAa lawsuit filed in September seeking to stop the warrantless wiretapping and hold the government and government officials behind the program able.
In Julya federal judge ruled that the government could not rely on the controversial "state secrets" privilege to block our challenge to the constitutionality of the program. This case is being heard in conjunction with Shubert v. Obamawhich raises similar claims.
The Director of National Intelligence has since confirmed that the collection of Verizon call records is part of a broader program. In addition to making the same arguments we made in Jewelwe argue in First Unitarian that this type of collection violates the First Amendment right to association.
ly, in Hepting v. In Smith v. Obamawe are arguing the program violated her Fourth Amendment rights by collecting a wealth of detail about her familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations.
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