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NSA Internet spying program
an ´effective tool,´ bipartisan
privacy board says

Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/2/2014 7:52:00 PM

WASHINGTON – A federal watchdog group said Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s data collection and surveillance program has been “an effective tool” for the country. Seven months earlier, the same bipartisan group found fundamental flaws with another program, arguing in a January report that the NSA’s collection of domestic calling records “lacked a viable legal foundation” and recommended that it be shut down. But the latest report, voted on by the five-member board, found that the NSA´s collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans.

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Oh that makes me feel better, especially while King Obama is ruling. s/o I´m sorry, but "bipartisan" means nothing to me anymore. The link below is for the members of that Oversight Board. I don´t trust anyone from the government anymore, I don´t care who they are.

http://www.pclob.gov/about-us/leadership

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/2/2014 8:01:40 PM     (No. 9908932)

Agreed, OP

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/2/2014 11:55:27 PM     (No. 9909124)

Since obama appointed this privacy board, its conclusion is the product of a predetermined outcome. It is a disappointment that Fox News pronounced this board as "bipartisan" just because obama said so.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/3/2014 5:35:05 AM     (No. 9909228)

Bi-partisan is code for personally selecting a RINO who is really a demonrat. This so-called privacy board came to their conclusion because digging into NSA archives has resulted in blackmail data that is too good to waste.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 7/3/2014 6:39:46 AM     (No. 9909283)

Under an honest, serious, pro-American administration waging an information, as well as military, war against Islamic jihad, I doubt many of us would have strong misgivings about NSA activity. But under an anti-American administration that views American patriots, not jihadists, as the enemy, we have no reason whatsoever to trust the NSA. It´s all a question of motives at the very top.

Both the IRS and the NSA are in dire need of actual whistleblowers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: congar, 7/3/2014 9:01:11 AM     (No. 9909463)

The next question is how is this “effective tool” to be used? To ferret out terrorists and other bad guys or to suppress a voting population and punish political enemies like everything you have done so far?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/3/2014 11:32:15 AM     (No. 9909693)

#2: Yes, I agree with you. Just like every news source in the world referred to the "inadvertent" outing of the CIA Station Chief in Kabul (wording that they all picked up from the original WaPo article.)

Yet Mumia, who publicly executed Officer Danny Faulkner on a Philly street -- in front of numerous witnesses -- is referred to as the "alleged" murderer.

The English language is precise...too bad we don´t use it precisely. Or honestly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LWGII, 7/3/2014 10:29:42 PM     (No. 9910350)

So was the Court of the Star Chamber. I don´t want either one in my country.

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