Skip to comments.NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds
Posted on 08/15/2013 6:42:52 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.
The NSA audit obtained by The Post, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications. Most were unintended. Many involved failures of due diligence or violations of standard operating procedure. The most serious incidents included a violation of a court order and unauthorized use of data about more than 3,000 Americans and green-card holders.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonpost.com ...
Cue Casablanca pic!
Per year or per day?
The only surprise here is that the Wapo reports it.
According to Barry the only problem is idiotic Americans don’t trust their government. He’s gonna get on a bus and fix that though.
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The W Post characterized all these Obama-era NSA spying incidents as innocent mistakes. Yeaaaah, riiiight.....
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Rulz or Laws?
Ahhh... 2008 when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems ran Congress.
"Patriot" OR "Traitor"? Seriously??
"Overstepping its legal authority" = committing criminal acts.
The US government is now functioning as a criminal organization.
But it’s for security. We must give up all of our Constitutional rights for the illusion of security!
But its for security. We must give up all of our Constitutional rights for the illusion of security!
More than a couple FReepers actually believe/support that.
Every now and then, there may be a mistake, Cole said in congressional testimony.
Thats how thousands of times per year is defined,,,a mistake every now and then.
Just a little fish food to distract the guppies from the massive amount of internal data gathering which includes the contents of all calls, emails, electronic and financial transactions, etc.
And who’s going to do something? Nobody.
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