(Baltimore Sun) A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by the publisher of Wikipedia over allegations that the National Security Agency was spying on its users, ruling that the plaintiffs did not have enough information to plausibly make their claim.
The lawsuit challenged a program called Upstream, which involves gathering information from the backbone of the Internet. Documents leaked by contractor Edward J. Snowden described the program, and the government subsequently acknowledged its existence.
Despite that admission, the details are still secret, making it hard for people to know whether their communications have been collected, giving them standing to sue the agency.
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