National Security Agency about Personal PrivacyAdded: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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The National Security Agency of the United States has chosen a Joseph Heller approach to addressing the questions about how many people it had been spying upon.
A while ago civil libertarian Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall wrote to the National Security Agency and asked how many people’s personal privacy had been violated due to new counter terrorism powers. However, the agency replied that it would really like to be able to tell the senators, but this would… violate personal privacy!
In other words, in true Joseph Heller style the National Security Agency cannot tell anyone about violations to personal privacy because it would violate the personal privacy of those whose privacy has been violated! Got it? At least, that’s what Charles McCullough said, the Inspector General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the head of the sixteen American spy agencies. The media reports confirm McCullough claimed that a review of the cases of infringement would also infringe the privacy of American citizens.
Nevertheless, the senators didn’t ask about many details or statistics. For instance, Ron Wyden asked for a ballpark estimate of how many people had been monitored under the new counter terrorism law. After getting the negative reply, he was disappointed that the Inspectors General couldn’t provide the figure.
He explained that if no-one will estimate how many US citizens have had their communications collected under the new legislation, it will be more important that Congress shut that “backdoor searches” loophole in order to keep the government from searching for people’s phone calls and emails without a court warrant.
If you are still unaware, the changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008 did relax the standards under which communications with people abroad that passed via the US could be gathered by the spy agency.
The National Security Agency didn’t actually need probable cause to intercept someone’s phone calls, text messages or emails in the country if one of the participants in the communications was “reasonably” believed to locate outside the United States.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
|posted by (2012-06-26 20:25:15)|
|ok so what this is stating is that the only way peoples privacy would be violated is if they were informed that it was? LoL LoL LoL.|
|posted by (2012-06-26 22:29:12)|
|posted by (2012-06-26 22:43:30)|
|humans have no privacies to learn by itself then battle for the atmosphere of dissatisfaction of not achieving their goals and falls and rises with privacy or no privacy for some who just will eventually make more on the web and see grows every day as the environment without all.|
all goes as expensive today in the present that privacy has its own buzz and we could almendentrar according to people complain that they have to planned for success with or without their machismo.
above combined without the books if you read many years ago silicon snake oil, cuckoo's egg then PRIVACY is expensive for the country.
|The fact that the NSA and CIA can monitor and store literally everyone's communications on a global scale and store 30 years worth of phone and internet communications at a time at one of their sites does not bode well for the privacy of anyone and since they cover their activities as do all spooks by having people chase their own tails it is impossible to pin down an accurate figure when it comes to who,how,what.where and when with those guys,but having carte blanc under the Anti terrorism laws and patriot act allows them to profile and monitor everyone if they so choose to and to just flag keywords ,phrases and or those who use sites/communicate outside the USA.Once again fulfilling their Global Cyber strategy as released by the NSA/CIA 2001-2011,it is very Orwellian and we now realise the 1984 scenario of Big Brother watching us.|
|When other sovereign states do the same back though they whine like little bitches,someone needs to point out to them what is sauce for the goose and do unto those as you would be done by,not that it would stop them at all.|
|they are most likely listening to everybody. All you most likely have to do is use a key word or phrase in a conversation and it may be recorded.|
So just go on the fact you will be monitored any time; but not likely unless again you use a key word; phrase.
Example your boasting to a friend you just banged a politicians wife; daughter or the politician them self.
|The USA are GROSSLY in breach of Human Rights legislation in any electronic monitoring of communication data without a warrant . . . Time a few big law suits are taken out on the US Federal Government on this one . . .|
|@ No. chazzo125, no one has human rights anymore, have you only just noticed?? and who is going to sue the USFG then?Have you got the money or the crack team of lawyers?? This sort of operations have been going on for decades against the every day citizen. Anyway if they cant do this, dont worry since google and the NSA share information about individuals anyway,they might not need to tape your calls.|
@ menahunie, as you say just by using any type of key word such as bomb,C4,blow up,plane and many many more different key words/phrases the conversation will be checked and looked into(oop's bet some one in a hidden bunker is reading this now!! LOL!!) again this is an old process that has again be going on for decades,if you search its quite easy to find info out on where some of these stations are.
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