Curbs placed on US phone tapping

时间:2019-03-01 02:10:00166网络整理admin

THE US National Security Agency may have to go back to asking permission before snooping on international calls. A federal judge ruled last week that the agency’s programme of wiretapping telephone calls and online communications without a warrant, approved by President Bush in 2001, is unconstitutional. Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that the practice violates the fourth amendment, the constitutional separation of powers, and a 1978 law requiring intelligence agencies to obtain a warrant from a secret court before wiretapping people in the US. Taylor ordered the programme be shut down,