According to intelligence officials, this FISA court opinion focuses …

According to intelligence officials, this FISA court opinion focuses on the NSA’s use of an “alert list" which is a list of "phone numbers of interest" that they queried every day as new data came into their phone records database. The court had told the NSA they were only allowed to query numbers that had "reasonable articulable suspicion (RAS)" of being involved in terrorism. Apparently, out of the more than 17,000 numbers on this list in 2009, the NSA only had RAS for 1,800 of them.

EFF: Government Releases NSA Surveillance Docs and Previously Secret FISA Court Opinions In Response to EFF Lawsuit (10.9.2013)

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