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A judge who in 2013 declared that National Security Letters (NSLs) were unconstitutional has now changed her mind in an unsealed ruling made public Thursday.
Federal investigators issue tens of thousands of NSLs each year to banks, ISPs, car dealers, insurance companies, doctors, and others.

The letters, which demand personal information, don’t need a judge’s signature and come with a gag to the recipient that forbids the disclosure of the NSL to the public or the target.

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