• Appeal court rules FBI national security letter gagging orders should remain in place

    4 monthes ago - By Beta News

    Anyone subject to secret surveillance by the FBI through access to their private data remains unentitled to be told about the related national security letters . The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that existing gagging orders that prevent companies from advising people about NSLs relating to them do not violate the First Amendment. A case had been brought to court by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of Cloudfare and CREDO Mobile that challenged the legitimacy of the gagging orders. EFF won its case back in 2013, but subsequent changes to the law, coupled...
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