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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

National Security Agency (NSA) and Librarians

NSA Surveillance: How Librarians Have Been on the Front Line to Protect Privacy

‘Librarians were the original search engine’ and long before Edward Snowden, thousands campaigned against the government violating privacy rights

Dan Roberts | June 5, 2015

In the hours before US senators voted to take on the might of the National Security Agency this week, their inboxes were deluged with more than 2,200 supportive emails from a most unlikely group of revolutionaries: America’s librarians.
Their contribution to the passage of the USA Freedom Act may not have been as dramatic as the revelations of Edward Snowden, but this mild-mannered wing of the privacy lobby has been stridently campaigning against government surveillance since long before the NSA whistleblower shot to fame.

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