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Surveillance Watchdog Concludes Metadata Program Is Illegal, "Should End" 138

Posted by timothy
from the are-you-now-or-have-you-ever-been dept.
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.'" Not surprisingly, the Obama administration disagrees.
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Surveillance Watchdog Concludes Metadata Program Is Illegal, "Should End"

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  • Re:Duh (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 23, 2014 @06:40PM (#46051379)

    >The real question is, how did people like that manage to get onto an oversight board?

    "We apologise again for the fault in the overseeing. Those responsible for overseeing the oversight board will now be overseen by a double-meta-oversight board"

    ("A Cøngressman once bit my sister... No realli!")

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