Thank you Wikimedia Foundation for having enough cojones to take the NSA to court. I hope they succeed.
The NSA’s mass surveillance programme violates US laws on freedom of speech, alleges a lawsuit begun by the Wikimedia Foundation.
The legal action has been filed against the spy agency and the US Department of Justice.
The legal action, co-signed by eight other organisations, seeks to end the NSA’s large-scale surveillance efforts.
The Foundation is the non-profit group that oversees the running of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
The Wikmedia Foundation said it was taking action against the NSA’s so-called “upstream” surveillance work which targets communication with people not in the US.
Such spying violates US laws on free speech and those that govern against unreasonable search and seizure, it said.
Read more: BBC