Top secret NSA audit reveals thousands of privacy violations per year

Top secret NSA audit reveals thousands of privacy violations per year

Since evidence of the NSA’s widespread spying programs first surfaced in June, the prevailing line from Washington has been that any intelligence collected on US citizens is an unintended consequence of hunting for terrorist threats, and that the agency’s operations are strictly overseen by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But according to two new articles from the Washington Post , not only has the agency violated the rules thousands of times in 2011 and 2012, the FISC says it’s forced to rely on the veracity of government reports for enforcement, severely limiting its ability to provide meaningful oversight to the programs. According to a leaked top-secret audit prepared for NSA officials, the agency racked up 2,776… Continue reading…

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