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ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance

ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance

The publishers of Wikipedia and several rights groups became the latest plaintiffs to challenge the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in court, alleging that the Fort Meade-based organization conducts "mass Internet spying" on Americans' international emails and other online activity.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Amnesty International USA, the conservative Rutherford Institute and other plaintiffs allege that the NSA's "Upstream" surveillance program violates privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment and infringes on First Amendment freedom-of-speech guarantees. They are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The lawsuit...