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The top 5 things we’ve learned about the NSA thanks to Edward Snowden

Publisher: 
Ars Technica
Publication date: 
18-Oct-2013
Author(s): 
Cyrus Farivar
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Under Britain's Regulatory and Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) of 2000, the government does have broad powers to conduct digital surveillance. However, many believe that this wholesale data sharing is outside the scope of targeted warrants as described under RIPA. In July 2013, Privacy International, a London-based advocacy group, sued the British government for alleged abuses under the law.