Clapper finally confirms NSA’s illegal spying on Americans

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April 2, 2014
Guardian [UK]    
Posted in News

"US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a 'back door' in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications. The NSA's collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule change allowing NSA analysts to search for Americans' details within the databases. Now, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has confirmed for the first time the use of this legal authority [sic] to search for data related to 'US persons.'" (04/01/14)

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  • MamaLiberty

    And in other news… scientists gather to confirm that the sun actually does rise in the east… every single damned time…

    “Legal?” Oh, sure.

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