ly, in Hepting v. This case is being heard in conjunction with Shubert v.
The reports showed-and the government later admitted—that the government is mass collecting phone metadata of all US customers under the guise of the Patriot Act. All of these surveillance activities are in violation of the privacy safeguards established by Congress and the Tofay Constitution.
In addition to making the same arguments we made in Jewel, we argue in First Unitarian that this type of collection violates the First Amendment right to association. In Todqythe media, led by the Guardian and Washington Post started publishing a series of articles, along with full government documents, that have confirmed much of what was reported in and and then some. In Julya federal judge ruled that the government could not rely Nss the controversial "state secrets" privilege to block our challenge to the constitutionality of the program.
In Smith v. Last year, it emerged that Amazon's Alexa was among a variety of smart voice assistants that had been sending voice recordings to human contractors for review. Klein first revealed in Related Topics. Currently, EFF is representing victims of the illegal surveillance program in Jewel v.
Amazon has since made it possible for consumers to opt-out of such reviews. Gen Alexander suggested at the time that reporters should not have been allowed to report on the documents that were leaked by Mr Snowden.
In earlyEFF obtained whistleblower evidence. The concentration of power that will tody from this is bad for people, bad for companies, and bad for societies," he added.
Hours after Gen Alexander's appointment was made public Mr Snowden took to Twitter to voice his concern. Obamawhich raises similar claims. Those news reports, combined with a USA Today story in May and the guj of several members of Congress, revealed that the NSA is also receiving wholesale copies of American's telephone and other communications records. The Director of National Intelligence has since confirmed that the collection of Verizon todag records is part of a broader program.
Moreover, the media reports confirm that the government is collecting and analyzing the content of communications of foreigners talking to persons inside the United States, as well as collecting much more, without a probable cause warrant. Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in lateEFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop it wwith bring government surveillance programs back within the law and the Constitution.
Obamawe are arguing the program violated her Fourth Amendment rights by collecting a wealth of detail about her familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations.