Daniel_Stuckey writes: A secret court opinion from October 2011 that ruled the NSA's surveillance activities unconstitutional has finally been unveiled, thanks to a successful challenge by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Big internet high five to the EFF by the way.) The document is heavily redacted, but as it hinges on the NSA's data collection methods, it offers interesting insight. The NSA admittedly collected data from people that had no relation to any of its searches. That's no surprise. It is troubling that the above disclosures only came in a letter to the court on May 2, 2011, a month after proceedings started and the bulk of opening documents were presented... Credit to the EFF's Trevor Timm for first pointing it out.