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NSA Intentionally and Systematically Violates Own Intelligence Gathering Rules to Spy on Everyone

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The National Security Agency systematically broke its own rules and collected information it wasn’t supposed to, according to 1,000 pages of highly redacted classified files released for the first time by the Obama administration.

  The documents include 2009 court records in which the NSA  acknowledged it improperly collected data despite repeated  assurances to the contrary. The NSA engaged in what John D.  Bates, the presiding judge over the Foreign Intelligence  Surveillance Act (FISA) court, called “systemic  overcollection.”  
“Virtually every” record generated by the program   “included some data that had not been authorized for  collection,” the Guardian cites Bates as saying. Bates noted  that the problems were endemic since the program’s inception.  
  In one instance, the government admitted its violations resulted  from “poor management, lack of involvement by compliance  officials and lack of internal verification procedures, not by  bad faith,” the Associated Press reports. In another case,  the NSA says it improperly collected information because of a  typographical error.

Written by voiceoftruthusa

November 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

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