FBI use of NSA’s electronic surveillance data was illegal

FBI use of NSA's electronic surveillance data was illegal

The NSA database included both “upstream” and “downstream” (better known as PRISM) surveillance of electronic communications collected without a warrant under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In some cases, the database swept up info about American citizens. The FISA court, under U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, …

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