It's been a year since the whole world woke up to the U.S. government's massive collection of phone calls, emails, and texts of ordinary folks (and the occasional foreign dignitary too). What's the fallout? Well, for one thing, the Supreme Court ruled on June 25, 2014, to protect our cellphones from warrantless searches. It's good these guys are keeping an eye on it.
The AmericanCivil Liberties Union filed the first lawsuit against the government's mass collection of telephone records, arguing that the governmenthas violated our basic freedoms of speech and privacy. If you need a reminderof the details, here's an interview with whistle-blowerEdward Snowden, and another with the reporter that broke the originalstory a year ago.