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FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue Us

Gunkerty Jeb (1950964) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Gunkerty Jeb (1950964) writes "So these guys over at the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act with the FBI regarding the interpretation and implementation of the FISA Amendments Act. Last November, the government released a few hundred heavily redacted documents.
Despite redactions, the documents confirmed that the government had interpreted the statute in as broad a sense as we were afraid they might, and that the government had repeatedly violated the few limitations that the statute actually imposed. No real surprise there.
However, that is not the point. The real point is that the documents reveal that the government doesn't want you to know whether your internet or phone company is cooperating with their surveillance program not out of concern for national security, but rather for fear we may become upset and file lawsuits asserting our constitutional rights."

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