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Digital Privacy: National Security Agency (NSA)


Electronic Frontier Foundation. (2014). Timeline of NSA domestic spying. Retrieved from  

Greenwald, G. (2013, June 5). NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily. The Guardian. Retrieved from  (The Guardian is the first paper to report on this situation.)

Levy, S. (2014, January 7). How the NSA almost killed the Internet. Wired. Retrieved from

Pulitzer Prize


Cassidy, J. (2013, August 20). Snowden's legacy: A public debate about online privacy. The New Yorker. Retrieved from

Sargent, G. (2014, January 2). Yes, we have Snowden to thank for NSA surveillance debate. The Washington Post. Retrieved from

Should Americans be worried about the National Security Agency's data collection? U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved from

Wilentz, S. (2014, January 19). Would you feel differently about Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange if you knew what they really thought? New Republic. Retrieved from

Federal Rulings

Davidson, A. (2013, December 28). Judge Pauley to the NSA: Go big. The New Yorker. Retrieved from

Leatherman, F. (2013, December 28). Analysis of recent contradictory decisions by federal judges regarding NSA's program [Web log comment]. Retrieved from

Shestokas, D. J. (2013, December 28). Two NSA decisions: One for the Constitution, one for the government [Web log comment]. Retrieved from

ACLU v. Clapper, 13 Civ. 3994 (USDC SDNY 2013)

   U.S. District Court Judge William H. Pauley III's opinion states that the NSA phone surveillance is legal. 

Klayman v. Obama, Civil Action No. 13-0851 (USDC DC 2013)

   U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon's opinion states that the NSA's collection of metadata is not likely to be constitutional.