Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Federal Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Program "UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

A judge in America has ruled that the National Security Agency may have violated the Constitution by collecting telephone data. It follows a lawsuit over privacy violations - the first such judgement in open court. The NSA's been ordered to stop collecting data and to destroy the data it's already gathered. But it can't come into force yet because the government has at least 6 months to appeal. Chris Kitze, who moved his secure online messaging service to avoid U.S. intelligence control, says people would comply with legal searches - but not mass secret surveillance. Josh Gerstain, a Senior White House Reporter, considers that Snowden's revelations made the courts take the side of the victims of surveillance.