Privacy Advocates Challenging NSA Surveillance Lose Revival Bid

Oct. 27, 2021, 4:10 PM

Privacy advocates challenging National Security Agency surveillance of online communications and phone calls lost their bid for a rehearing from the Ninth Circuit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a Tuesday order, rejected their request to rehear the long-running case. Earlier rulings have found that the people leading the suit haven’t shown their communications were subject to surveillance and continued proceedings in court threaten national security because of the classified information involved.

The suit, filed in 2008, claims that NSA and other government agencies are illegally intercepting Americans’ internet and call traffic, in violation of ...

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