No Surprise Here: NSA Abused Surveillance Powers

from the but-of-course-they-did dept

This will comes as little surprise to most people, but it turns out that the NSA has been abusing its surveillance powers, collecting significantly more information than they are allowed to by Congress. Of course, we got a hint of this last year when an NSA whistleblower revealed how the NSA regularly tracked information it wasn't supposed to be tracking. And, of course, we've yet to see a secretive gov't program yet that hasn't been abused in some way. National Security Letters? FBI abused it. Warrantless wiretapping? Abused. So we should certainly be questioning why the administration is claiming that there shouldn't be oversight over any such programs, when history has shown that they have been, and will continue to be, abused.

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    Overcast, 16 Apr 2009 @ 7:00am

    Of course - for years many have been saying "don't allow government to do this and that... it WILL be abused".

    And yes, of course; it's being abused.


    Unfortunately, that task seems to have little to nothing to do with our well being. But what's Obama to do? The last guy that tried to castrate the intelligence community, Kennedy, didn't fair so well.


    Yep, true enough. He was 'taken care of'.

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