Microsoft bars facial recognition sales to police He currently lives in exile in Moscow but, last year, expressed his wish to return nza the USwhere he faces espionage charges over his decision to go public.
The ruling will not affect the convictions. The surveillance of millions of Americans' telephone records first came to light in Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged sna a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived. But, on Wednesday, the Court of Appeals said the claims were "inconsistent with the contents of the classified records" and the program had violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
And Mr Snowden has said he feels vindicated by the ruling. Now, the US Court kooking Appeals has ruled intelligence leaders who publicly defended the program lied.
View original tweet on Twitter ,ooking US intelligence officials had publicly insisted the NSA had never knowingly collected data from private phone records, until Mr Snowden exposed evidence to the contrary in