Judge deals blow to NSA phone data program

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records likely violates the Constitution, in a major setback for the controversial spy agency. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon granted a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs Larry Klayman and Charles Strange. However, he also stayed his decision “pending appeal,” giving…

House Urged to Defund NSA Spying!

The House will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and imposes limits on the operations. The Rules Committee voted late Monday to allow the NSA amendments to the $598.3 billion defense bill to be voted on after the House begins consideration of the sweeping measure on Tuesday.…

NSA Surveillance as Intrusion on Human Right

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has expressed his concern over the the recently revealed secret NSA surveillance systems. “Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society,” Berners-Lee told the Financial Times. The Internet guru also argued that these type of government intrusion threaten “the…

‘Boundless Informant’ Is a Secret NSA Tool to Data-Mine the World

The NSA has a tool that records and analyzes all the flow of data that the spy agency collects around the world. Think of it as a global data-mining software that details exactly how much intelligence, and of what type, has been collected from every country in the world. It’s aptly called “Boundless Informant.” The tool’s existence was revealed…