NSA Overstepped Phone Spying Authority, Gov't Docs Show

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The National Security Agency for three years violated a secret court order that set restrictions on its domestic phone surveillance authority by using data that was not sufficiently linked to terrorist threats to aid in its investigations, according to documents declassified Tuesday.

The more than a dozen court filings, orders and other documents declassified by the government show that the NSA alerted the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in February 2009 that it had identified incidents of noncompliance with a December 2006 court order that allowed...
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