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Documents shed light on
U.S. surveillance programs

CNN, by Evan Perez

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/10/2013 8:00:18 AM

Washington - The Obama administration released two documents on Friday describing the scope of National Security Agency data collection programs, a bid to quiet criticism they violate privacy rights. An NSA memorandum describes the beginnings of the agency´s collection of so-called telephone metadata of nearly every American under a provision of the Patriot Act, and the agency´s monitoring of foreign Internet traffic. (Snip) Another document from the Justice Department describes the legal basis for collecting the telephone metadata, such as the numbers dialed, the length and time of the

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It is clear that NSA, among other government agencies are spying on US citizens, which is against constitutional law. NSA, in parsing its words, say that they are "monitoring" and "reviewing" minuscule amounts off the Internet currently, but they don´t mention the "collection & storage" of that metadata. The "government" has tasked NSA to collect this information under court supervision. So, who specifically is responsible in the government? We can´t get straight answers yet on what happened in Benghazi, which the NSA spying should have reams of metadata on, let alone who gave specific orders that night.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx, 8/10/2013 8:22:46 AM     (No. 9467076)

Why didn´t someone ask him what the government is building in Utah. That´s where they are storing the data they get from spying on us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/10/2013 8:40:21 AM     (No. 9467103)

Given his record for lying, does anyone believe him when he says they are not spying on US citizens?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: maryc, 8/10/2013 8:41:51 AM     (No. 9467106)

Good Morning NSA. Yes, I´m posting on a conservative sight again. If all the stores that I have visited on line know where I am then I suppose the nsa could probably tell you where I buy my cornflakes and what everyone on Lucianne´s rectal temperature is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/10/2013 10:20:03 AM     (No. 9467228)

And for you Snowdon Haters ... you wouldn´t know any of this had not Edward Snowdon risked his very life ... for you ...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/10/2013 10:52:35 AM     (No. 9467279)

It is now possible to store virtually everything about our daily activities digitally. For those familiar with the Minority Report, I fear that they are only a computerized algorithm away from establishing (as in the Minority Report) a "pre-crime division". It may eventually become possible to predict criminal, terroristic or even anti-government sentiment based on hundreds or thousands of digital data points. Don´t laugh. It is possible. The potential for abuse by government will be enormous. We can´t let the camel´s nose into the tent.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/10/2013 10:54:09 AM     (No. 9467280)

Backfill Obama backfill. If Obama´s running his mouth, he´s lying. Oh sure, the Islamo-communist would never allow any warrant-less snooping on unsuspecting US citizens. lol. Nothing that loser Obama can say is going to recede the mountain of lies he´s been caught in. Go ask clap of the mouth Clapper what he told congress(lies) and get back to us. The NSA losers, the national voyeurs, have lost all credibility because they dropped the ball on Boston marathon bombings. Our gov was personally told by Russia about the the threats of the Boston bombers and the Feds did nothing about it. Oh yeahhh, that spying on US citizens is really producing results. ha ha.

Thanks Mr Snowden. You´ve accomplished so much in absentia. We´ve never seen such a fire under Obama´s donkey. ha ha. Much of the NSA´s snooping is going to be very boring for a very long time now-thanks again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/10/2013 12:01:45 PM     (No. 9467388)

With this metadata we could have found out how long it took Hillary´s husband to have phonesex with Monica Lewinsky. Knowing this Hillary Clinton could have identified other bimbo eruptions, and after reconciling the Clintons could have become people of high moral standards and she could have become Evita.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/10/2013 12:08:52 PM     (No. 9467404)

#7 Who says she won´t?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/10/2013 3:44:58 PM     (No. 9467680)

Another element of this whole snooping thing is that a lot of smart and creative young men and women will talk themselves into thinking that they want these snooping jobs, along with all those data entry jobs finding out all about someone´s health, because they´re the only job opportunities around that are showing any growth and they want to make a living. Maybe Facebook and other social media condition them to think there is no such thing anymore as a right of privacy. But I bet there are a lot of them who are appalled to think that they are paid to read other people´s mail and listen to other people´s ´phone calls.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/10/2013 8:05:20 PM     (No. 9467915)

Even if NSA doesn´t bother with any of the communications common carrier customer meta data, the Russians, Chicoms and Germans will ~ as will the French, the Brits and others.

I have yet to see any of the Snowden crowd get mad about what those other guys are doing.

There´s a reason for that of course.

No doubt NSA has someone on an administrative warrant on line looking at who is saying what on the public boards ~ taking down names.

Old fashioned detective work, but even way back then if you walked into court with an address taken from a city directory or phone book you´d need a warrant if you were going to use that evidence in court. So, they got their warrants AFTER checking the directories and phone books to get the addresses, etc.

So far no one, not Snowden, not a single one of his fans, has been able to show that a single prosecutor has used NSA´s data base in a single prosecution, and that the cops didn´t have a warrant for it.

Not saying that´s not going to happen, but come on guys, gotta´ be at least one!!! Find him.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/11/2013 3:40:52 AM     (No. 9468199)

I remember in the 1970´s when a foreign born friend and I walked into a chain drug store and they saw surveillance cameras mounted.
They were outraged and walked out. Seemed really innocent back then, didn´t it ? Now our every move is monitored.

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