The New York Times reports on a 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court ruling requesting that Yahoo turn over user data on certain foreign suspects. Yahoo, at first, refused to turn over the data because there was not a warrant and the broad request was unconstitutional. However, the FISA court judge disagreed. In our continuing coverage of the NSA programs and their effect on privacy, one lawmaker warns this is the “tip of the iceberg” while other experts discuss various implications—from Big Data concerns to consumer perceptions of online tracking by private industry.
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