FISA Court Agrees to Publish Secret Decision

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Do you need more evidence that Edward Snowden has made a difference? A few days after Snowden’s disclosures, Yahoo filed a motion with the FISA court to declassify and publicly release its 2008 decision that forced Yahoo and others to turn over material to the NSA. Here’s what happened today:

Will this lead to any big policy changes? I don’t know. But it’s something. And it wouldn’t have happened without Snowden.

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