Monday, July 17, 2017

Courts: FBI Can Continue To Request Data In Secret

Raise your hand if you expected anything other than this ruling.

The FBI can keep sending surveillance orders to tech companies and ban them from disclosing those requests, an appeals court ruled Monday. Internet company CloudFlare and wireless network operator CREDO Mobile sued the federal government to be allowed to disclose public National Security Letters they have received. They argued that the letters are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amendment's freedom of speech protections.