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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  1. identicon
    Bob Basher, 16 Apr 2009 @ 5:39am

    Re: Is it really a big deal

    Bob, you are an idiot. In fact, you are worse than an idiot as you obviously hide behind ignorance like some sort of shield that will protect you.

    It's people like you who continued to give up freedoms in Nazi Germany that led the way to secret police, rounding up of ethnic peoples and finally genocide.

    If you keep looking the other way, trying to justify giving up your freedom and it WILL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU.

    Oh, it will sound like a good reason... keep you safe, stop terrorism, save the children, save the planet, or whatever "feel good" cause they invent to strip you of your freedom.

    So roll over and play dead if you want. It will be the truth sooner than you think as you are systematically stripped of your freedoms.

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