Here's a shoe I've been waiting to drop: a US federal court in San Francisco has granted the Electronic Frontier Foundation leave to go ahead in suing the US government over the NSA's bulk surveillance program. EFF has been trying in various ways to bring this case since 2005, when former AT&T tech Mark Klein blew the whistle on NSA spying, but the Bush and Obama administrations have foiled them at every turn by invoking state secrecy. With the revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden now in the public domain, EFF can continue its suit with reference to public information.

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