U.S. and U.K. Targeted WikiLeaks With Surveillance and Political Pressure, Documents Show | American Civil Liberties Union


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: media@aclu.orgNEW YORK – The U.S. government pushed other countries to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and Britain’s spy agency GCHQ collected data on everyone visiting the website, according to report today by The Intercept. The article, based on documents from Edward Snowden, also said that the NSA was considering ways to spy on the hacking group Anonymous and users of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay, even if the intercepted communications were only between Americans.“This is a very troubling report,” said Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director. “Publishers who disclose abuses of government power should not be subjected to invasive surveillance for having done so, and individuals should not be swept up into surveillance dragnets simply because they’ve visited websites that report on those abuses. Further, the United States should not be urging allied countries to pursue prosecutions that would be unconstitutional if undertaken here at home.”


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  1. Unfortunately, it appears the US is crossing every line possible. There doesn’t seem to be anything left that is ‘unconstitutional’ anymore.

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