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Wikimedia challenge to secrecy of US government 'Upstream' Internet surveillance probed by appellate judges

By Mike Swift
  • 12 Mar 2021 17:36
  • 12 Mar 2021 18:10
A Wikimedia Foundation lawyer faced assertive questioning today from a trio of federal appeals court judges in the online encyclopedia nonprofit’s challenge to the legality and constitutionality of the US government’s surveillance of international Internet traffic for national security purposes
At a hearing today in Richmond, Virginia, a three-judge panel

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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