The United States government has been collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data from millions of American citizens for years.
But how did the NSA get such information?
And how did it do it?
This week, a new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation shows that the NSA is, in fact, able to analyze data on the Internet at will.
The NSA’s ability to gather so much data from the Internet is so pervasive, EFF argues that we can’t afford to let the government keep it.
The government has an obligation to reform the way the intelligence community collects and uses data, EFF said in a statement.
The EFF report is a report to Congress.
The House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee are also working on legislation to rein in the NSA.
But if Congress does nothing, the NSA’s collection of internet data is going to continue.
The report, written by a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, comes as a recent ruling by a federal appeals court overturned the NSA data collection program.
The case was brought by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and the American Library Association (ALA).
The two organizations argued that the collection of online information by the NSA violated the First Amendment, because it targeted First Amendment-protected speech.
The case, which is still pending, will decide whether the government’s collection practices fall under the Fourth Amendment.
As EFF explained in its statement:The Electronic Frontier Federation is the nation’s largest digital rights group.
The organization has been working to protect the rights of all Americans since the 1980s.
EFF is an advocate for a free and open Internet and a strong civil liberties system that protects civil liberties and the right to privacy.