Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek


Filed under: News | Technology News


Judge rules NSA phone spying program 'unconstitutional'

A federal judge says that the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program is "almost Orwellian."

Dec 16 2013, 8:30pm CST | by

1 Updates
Judge rules NSA phone spying program 'unconstitutional'
Getty Images

YouTube Videos Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

Judge rules NSA phone spying program 'unconstitutional'

U.S. District Judge, Richard Leon, ruled today that the NSA's phone surveillance program violated the Fourth Amendment, saying that it is likely unconstitutional and almost Orwellian.

The federal judge made the ruling in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. following a lawsuit filed by conservative activist and lawyer, Larry Klayman. Klayman claims that the NSA violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search, citing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year.

“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” Leon wrote.

Although the ruling today will not affect the situation legally, the chances of forwarding the concern to higher courts is high. The NSA has declined to comment on the ruling. 

Source: Wall Street Journal


You Might Also Like


Sponsored Update


More From the Web

Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Floyd Mayweather Confirms Rematch with Maidana
Floyd Mayweather Confirms Rematch with Maidana
Undefeated pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., will fight Argentine Marcos Maidana for the second time, the 37-year old Orthodox boxer confirmed the rematch on social media today.Mayweather-Maidana II, dubbed "...
Luol Deng On Washington Wizards' Radar
Luol Deng On Washington Wizards' Radar
Free-agent small forward Luol Deng is reportedly being eyed by the Washington Wizards, per NBC Sports.
Development Still Under Way For The iWatch
Development Still Under Way For The iWatch
Apple is still hiring engineers to complete the product in time for sale this Fall
Glee Actress Becca Tobin&#039;s Boyfriend was found Dead
Glee Actress Becca Tobin's Boyfriend was found Dead
Breaking news in another Glee TV show related death. The boyfriend of Glee's Becca Tobin was found dead Thursday.