Patrick Toomey

Patrick Toomey is a fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The NSA Has Taken Over the Internet Backbone. We're Suing to Get it Back.
Every time you email someone overseas, the NSA copies and searches your message. It makes no difference if you or the person you're communicating with has done anything wrong. If the NSA believes your message could contain information relating to the foreign affairs of the United States – because...
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Too Big To Comply? NSA Says It’s Too Large, Complex to Comply With Court Order
In an era of too-big-to-fail banks, we should have known it was coming: An intelligence agency too big to rein in — and brazen enough to say so. In a remarkable legal filing on Friday afternoon, the NSA told a federal court that its spying operations are too massive and technically complex to...
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Sunday, August 11, 2013
The NSA Is Turning the Internet Into a Total Surveillance System
Another burst of sunlight permeated the National Security Agency's black box of domestic surveillance last week.
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