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Guardian: Court order that allows NSA surveillance is revealed for first time - 11/18

The NSA's metadata trawl was approved by a judge who felt the agency was asking for 'exceptionally broad' permission to tap into electronic communications. Photograph: Oliver Berg/dpa/Corbis

A secret court order that authorised a massive trawl by the National Security Agency of Americans' email and internet data was published for the first time on Monday night, among a trove of documents that also revealed a judge's concern that the NSA "continuously" and "systematically" violated the limits placed on the program.

The order by the Fisa court, almost certainly its first ruling on the controversial program and published only in heavily redacted form, shows that it granted permisson for the trawl in part beacause of the type of devices used for the surveillance. Even the judge approving the spying called it a “novel use” of government authorities.

Another later court order found that what it called "systemic overcollection" had taken place.

Transparency lawsuits brought by civil liberties groups compelled the US spy agencies on Monday night to shed new light on the highly controversial program, whose discontinuation in 2011 for unclear reasons was first reported by the Guardian based on leaks by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Suddenly Nixon's impeachment looks like a false flag to install grow NSA for a NWO http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_special_fisc...

When I think of Nixon, I think of Ralph Nader.. who refused to be Jimmy Carter's running mate because he thought Nixon could see how brilliant Nader's solutions were.. all these government departments that Nader created were created for the free market.. the idea was not one EPA, but as many businesses as the market could handle and competition for making a better environment.. instead, Nixon took these ideas and made them government programs which Nader has fought on many levels.. citizen watch was great.. when we had problems with government we wnent to Ralph Nader who has sued near every department in the government.

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