Judge: Government wiretapping program illegal

Friday, 18 August 2006, 12:01 AM EST

A U.S. judge has ruled that a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)program to wiretap telephone and Internet traffic of U.S. residents is illegal and must be stopped.

Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday ordered the NSA and "its agents, employees, representatives and any other persons or entities in active concert or participation" with the agency to halt the so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program.

At InfoWorld.

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