Surprise Spying Decision Caps the Year of Snowden

It's finally happened: a nonsecret federal court in Washington has asked whether it violates your privacy for the National Security Agency to intercept all (yes, all) phone calls in the U.S. and record the metadata connected to them.

It's finally happened: a nonsecret federal court in Washington has asked whether it violates your privacy for the National Security Agency to intercept all (yes, all) phone calls in the U.S. and record the metadata connected to them. And what do you know? The court, in a case called Klayman v. Obama, concluded that it probably did. Then it ordered the government to stop. Hallelujah! (Or "Alleluia," as my computer's high-brow, Handel-for-Christmas-loving auto-complete prefers.)

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