Posted Nov. 20, 2013 at 7:15 a.m.

Premium Lock Secret U.S. court allowed Internet data mining by NSA despite violations

Published: 2013-11-20 07:15:14
Updated: 2013-11-20 07:15:14

NSA leaker Edward Snowden           This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Disclosure of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs isnt the first time the government has been caught spying on Americans or that classified government information has been leaked. The Vietnam War and civil-rights protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s generated plenty of surveillance and secrecy. And leaks. (AP Photo/The Guardian) MANDATORY CREDIT

A secret U.S. court authorized expanded government collection of Internet data for terrorism investigations even after finding "longstanding and pervasive violations" of prior court orders, documents released late Tuesday show....

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