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Court gave NSA broad leeway in
surveillance, documents show

Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima & Barton Gellman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/30/2014 10:57:00 PM

Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information “concerning” all but four countries, according to top-secret documents. The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries — Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — in a group known collectively with the United States as the Five Eyes. But a classified 2010 legal certification and other documents indicate the NSA has been given a far more elastic authority than previously known, one that allows it to intercept through U.S. companies not just the communications of its overseas

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/30/2014 11:27:19 PM     (No. 9906329)

It´s hard to believe that all this NSA surveillance is doing any good.

Anytime something happens - no one saw it coming ... never heard about it ... doesn´t know who they are ... or what they are doing ... or where they came from.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/30/2014 11:53:53 PM     (No. 9906344)

Besides - they don´t have anyone who speaks any of those foreign languages, and the janitor accidentally erased the hard drive.

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