Judge blasted NSA for over-stepping call-log rules, declassified docs show

A federal judge responsible for overseeing the the NSA‘s spying practices slammed the agency for “repeatedly submitting inaccurate descriptions” and ignoring minimization procedures to keep private domestic data away from investigations. The harsh words, as reported by the New York Times, come from a 2009 court decision that is among thousands of pages of documents released by intelligence officials in response to legal pressure from the ACLU and the EFF. The judge’s decision addressed the NSA’s retention of call log data which it used to screen against incoming calls.