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Monday, 19 August 2013

You Won’t BELIEVE What’s Going On with Government Spying






New Revelations Are Breaking Every Day


Revelations about the breathtaking scope of government spying are coming so fast that it’s time for an updated roundup:


  • Just weeks after NSA boss Alexander said that a review of NSA spying found not even one violation, the Washington Post published an internal NSA audit showing that the agency has broken its own rules thousands of times each year
  • Each violation could have resulted in many Americans being spied upon.  The ACLU notes, “some of these incidents seem to have implicated the privacy of thousands or millions of innocent people
  • EFF points out:  “The thousands of violations only include the NSA’s main office in Maryland—not the other—potentially hundreds—of other NSA offices across the country. And even more importantly, the documents published by the Post reveal violations increasing every year”
  • 2 Senators on the intelligence committee said the violations revealed in the Post article were just the “tip of the iceberg”  
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