The NSA has quickly risen to prominence as one of the most reviled government defense agencies. (Photo: Getty)

The ACLU and Wikipedia are Suing the NSA

“Our lawsuit says that the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance of Internet traffic on American soil — often called ‘upstream’ surveillance — violates the Fourth Amendment, which protects the right to privacy, as well as the First Amendment, which protects the freedoms of expression and association,” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wrote in a New York Times op-ed this morning. “We also argue that this agency activity exceeds the authority granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that Congress amended in 2008.”

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