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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Court rules for government on evidentiary issue

It has been some time since we last provided an update on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, our legal challenge to the United States National Security Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. As you may recall, after we brought the suit in 2015, the government argued that the Foundation’s claims weren’t “plausible” because the NSA hadn’t admitted….

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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Why we’re here and where we’re going

The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of readers and contributors who share and consume information on Wikipedia and the other free-knowledge projects. Privacy and anonymity are crucial to the free sharing of knowledge. Mass surveillance erodes our privacy and individualism, and undermines our expressive and associational freedoms.

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Discussing fake news and the NSA lawsuit at Yale

As part of our ongoing affiliation and collaboration with Yale Law School, members of the Foundation’s legal team recently participated in two events focused on the issue of fake news and the Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit.

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Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed

The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.

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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: Hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

We will continue advocating for the privacy and expression rights of the Wikimedia communities, which enable users to freely create and share knowledge.

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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: appeal hearing scheduled

The next hearing in our case against the United States National Security Agency and others over the U.S. government’s Upstream surveillance practices will take place on December 8, 2016, at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

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Reply filed in Wikimedia v. NSA appeal

Updates on our lawsuit against the United States' National Security Agency.

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Announcing a new informational resource on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA and government surveillance

We have released a new landing page for Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, and the government has filed their response to our opening appeal brief.

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Appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, our attorneys at the ACLU filed the opening brief in our appeal of Wikimedia v. NSA, which challenges the National Security Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. Our complaint was dismissed last fall on the grounds of standing, and the newly filed brief details the many reasons why we have the right to bring these claims. We expect the government’s response in March, and will continue to keep the community updated.

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Notice of appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a notice of appeal in Wikimedia v. NSA.