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Submission + - Surveillance watchdog concludes metadata program is illegal, "should end" (arstechnica.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Three out of five PCLOB board members are in agreement: The NSA spy programs are illegal. Unfortunately, these lawyers are not in a position to act or make any changes, only to advise congress and the president. Could this be the start of change to come?

According to leaked copies of a forthcoming report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), the government’s metadata collection program "lacks a viable legal foundation under Section 215, implicates constitutional concerns under the First and Fourth Amendments, raises serious threats to privacy and civil liberties as a policy matter, and has shown only limited value As a result, the board recommends that the government end the program."


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