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NSA broke privacy rules thousands
of times per year, audit finds

Washington Post, by Barton Gelman

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 8/16/2013 11:58:09 AM

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 statute 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.

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 8/16/2013 12:08:30 PM     (No. 9477100)

Wow, what a surprise.....NOT!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mark34, 8/16/2013 12:22:49 PM     (No. 9477128)

We wouldn´t have known this if Snowden hadn´t revealed it. Snowden deserves the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize that was given to Obama should be rescinded and given to Snowden instead.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: otronome, 8/16/2013 12:50:55 PM     (No. 9477170)

That darn Bush fellow...oh, wait after the law passed in 2008? Probably a typo?

Wait until HRH BroncoBama finds out about this! He will launch a train tour to chastise DC.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LComStaff8, 8/16/2013 3:38:39 PM     (No. 9477415)

Previously posted:
http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=748154

Author´s name is Gellman.

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