May 07, 2015

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its decision Thursday. In it, a three-judge panel said the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union illustrated the complexity of balancing privacy interests with...

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