Wikipedia foundation sues NSA over mass surveillance programme

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the online encyclopaedia, is arguing that the NSA’s surveillance violates the First Amendment

Andrew Griffin
The Independent [UK]
10 March 2015

Organisations including the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, have filed a lawsuit against the NSA and the US Department of Justice over its surveillance programmes.

The lawsuit was filed on the organisations’ behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and says that the agency’s monitoring of internet traffic violates the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and association for Americans. The ACLU also says that the monitoring goes against the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.

The complaint relates to the NSA’s “Upstream” programme, which listened in on communications from people outside of the US. The programme allows the NSA to store and search through internet traffic, looking for what it says are dangerous keywords but without warrants…



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