In response to a lawsuit brought by the ACLU, a secret spy court has ordered the federal government to declassify decisions (issued by the spy court) that authorized the NSA to collect meta-data on millions of US phone records. The court cited recent leaks by Edward Snowden as a factor in its order, which you can read here. The Guardian has a detailed account here. Earlier today, big technology firms renewed their efforts in the secret court to get permission to disclose how many surveillance requests they receive.

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