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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:23 AM

ACLU sues for details of U.S. surveillance under executive order

Source: Reuters

ACLU sues for details of U.S. surveillance under executive order

BY NATE RAYMOND
NEW YORK Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:46pm EST

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to force the U.S. government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communications are swept up.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, came three days after the ACLU lost a bid to block a separate program that collects the phone calls of millions of Americans.

The latest lawsuit seeks information related to the use of Executive Order 12333, which was signed in 1981 and governs surveillance of foreign targets.

Under the order, the National Security Administration is collecting "vast quantities" of data globally under the order's authority, "inevitably" including communications of U.S. citizens, the lawsuit said.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/31/us-usa-security-aclu-idUSBRE9BQ0DA20131231

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Tue Jan 7, 2014, 01:10 PM

1. This is getting out of control

Everyone is getting in on the surveillance game! smh
[link:http://maniacalpress.com/disney-borrows-tactics-from-nsa-and-plans-to-track-its-guests.html|

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