EFF Blocked From Making Public Evidence of NSA Domestic Monitoring

This is dated March 31, so it’s not an April Fool’s joke:

EFF: Breaking News: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T today. However, much of the evidence that was to be included in the motion—as well as the legal arguments based on that evidence—was held back temporarily at the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ). While the government is not a party to the case, DOJ attorneys told EFF that even providing the evidence under seal to the court—a well-established procedure that prohibits public access and permits only the judge and the litigants to see the evidence—might not be sufficient security.

EFF’s motion seeks to stop AT&T from violating the law and the privacy of its customers by disclosing to the government the contents of its customers’ communications, as part of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications. The motion was supported by a number of internal AT&T documents that the government now claims might include classified information.

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2 Responses to EFF Blocked From Making Public Evidence of NSA Domestic Monitoring

  1. Ugh says:

    You know, quite frankly, I’m tired of all this secrecy from the gov’t. EFF’s response (assuming they weren’t under a court order, which it appears that they were not) should have been a big “F.U.” followed by posting everything on the internet.

  2. Bia says:

    Hmmm… and add to this the little-touted fact that the ISRAELIS own most of these communications apparati, and are ALSO “seeing” everything, and you start to understand why everything seems to be arranged to go their way, and why they would think they “own” us!

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