By: Jeremy Mulvihill
on October 12, 2018
The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy advocates are back in court fighting NSA surveillance. It's an uphill battle. Privacy advocates face an uphill battle in their latest effort to rein in the National Security Agency’s controversial foreign surveillance program.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with private attorneys, are trying to convince a powerful federal appeals court that the program is unconstitutional, violating people's Fourth Amendment rights because it allows the government to access millions of Americans’ communications without a warrant. But during oral arguments last week, they wrestled with tough questions from a senior judge who seemed skeptical about curtailing the government’s authority, which officials say is an essential tool for monitoring terrorists.
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