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June 16, 2013 12:00 AM

OEDEL: The constitutionality of data mining

When Edward Snowden exposed the blanket data-mining of all Verizon calls, and it was also revealed that the federal government has access to the major Internet servers, some expressed outrage. There’s good reason to question whether it’s appropriate for government to mine such massive data sets without first letting the public know. It’s particularly awkward for the Obama administration, which may have repeatedly misled the public about the existence of such practices.

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