Privacy Oversight Board Agrees with EFF: Mass Surveillance Is Illegal and Must End

Special independent Committee appointed by Obama reports a few days ago on NSA activities:

Based on the information provided to the Board, including classified briefings and documentation, we have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation. Moreover, we are aware of no instance in which the program directly contributed to the discovery of a previously unknown terrorist plot or the disruption of a terrorist attack.

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