Surveillance Edward Snowden Is Vindicated

Mass Snooping Operation Exposed by Edward Snowden Was Illegal, Court Rules



BREAKING: A federal appeals court just ruled that the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records was illegal. This ruling, which confirms what we have always known, is a victory for our privacy rights.

An appeals court has found that the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records exposed by Edward Snowden was illegal. In a ruling issued Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the operation that secretly collected millions of Americans’ phone records was in violation the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and could have been unconstitutional.

The US National Security Agency‘s bulk collection of citizens’ phone records was against the law.

The program, now ended, collected records from phone carriers about who called whom. The massive collection went beyond the scope of what Congress allowed under a foundational surveillance law, the panel of judges ruled, adding that the program may have violated the US Constitution.

NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful

Top US intelligence officials had publicly insisted the NSA had never knowingly collected data from private phone records, until Mr Snowden exposed evidence to the contrary in 2013.
LIARS numerous government officials  testified in both courts and to Congress, denying the program even existed.

Now, the US Court of Appeals has ruled intelligence leaders who publicly defended the program lied.And Mr Snowden has said he feels vindicated by the ruling.
“Today’s ruling is a victory for our privacy rights,” the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.”It makes plain that the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records violated the Constitution.”

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NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful

He currently lives in exile in Moscow but, last year, expressed his wish to return to the US, where he faces espionage charges over his decision to go public.

Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting Governments could look for reasons to continue tracking people’s activity, he says.


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