Citing documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, the Times reported that the NSA began allowing the analysis of phone call and e-mail logs in November 2010 to examine some Americans’ networks of associations for foreign intelligence purposes after NSA officials lifted restrictions on the practice. The newspaper posted the report on its website Saturday.
A January 2011 memorandum from the spy agency indicated that the policy shift was intended to help the agency “discover and track” connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States, the…
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“No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war.” – Barack Obama speaking on privacy in 2005
Mr. Obama had plenty of harsh words to say about the NSA‘s data collection programs under the George W. Bush presidency back in 2005. Three years later he would run for high office on some of these same statements. Listen in the video below to what he had to say regarding the NSA collecting data and spying on American citizens without their knowledge or consent. We already know that most political candidates for the US presidency will say ANYTHING to win the public trust and get elected. Then once they are in office, all bets are off.
I have to admit, of all the many many broken promises that were made to the American people by Barack Obama before he was elected president, I find this one particularly…
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I’m not exactly sure how cheating at poker with counterfeit chips compromises US national security, but it certainly doesn’t give one the impression that the man with the keys to the nukes is operating at the highest level of personal integrity in his “down time.”
Is there any department of the US government at this point which is NOT riddled with corrupt men and women who bring yet more shame to the nation by their actions? The acting head of our CIA has a seedy extra-marital affair with an officer and gets busted via his Gmail account. The NSA spies relentlessly on the American public, without their consent, yet looks the other way when their own employees misuse their clearances to spy on ex-girlfriends and romantic rivals. The second in command of our nuclear arsenal is caught at a small town casino in Iowa at the poker tables using counterfeit…
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