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Groklaw shutdown shows 'chilling effect' of NSA surveillance

Antone Gonsalves | Aug. 22, 2013
Groklaw going dark because of privacy concerns not the first -- nor the the last, likely. Lavabit, Silent Circle also shut down this month.

Efforts to curb government surveillance include lawsuits filled against the NSA by privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). In addition, numerous reform bills have been introduced in Congress.

"Progress is being made, but it's too early to tell what the final result will be," said David Jacobs, consumer protection counsel at EPIC.


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