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The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia killed an injunction that would’ve ended the previously-ruled-unconstitutional homegrown spying, according to The New York Times. The law won’t fully end until November 29th, when the so-called transition period for the agency to swap over to a new style of data collection is over. The latest method? Telcos will hang onto the data and the government snoops will need court orders if they want to get their hands on it. We still have a ways to go before PRISM’s effects are fully overturned, it’d seem.

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Via: The New York Times

Source: Department of Justice

Tags: AmericanFreedomCampaign, congress, injunction, newyorktimes, NSA, PatriotAct, prism, privacy, spying

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