The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has revisited an earlier decision and says it will allow the National Security Agency to retain certain phone records for more than five years, the legal limit under federal law. The records in question are the subject of several lawsuits. Separately, documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate that the NSA has used a server, posing as a Facebook server, to hack into computers around the world. The agency automated the distribution of such implants, according to the leaked documents.

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