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    Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data | World news | guardian.co.uk

    On Friday, in his first public response to the Guardian's disclosures this week on NSA surveillance, Barack Obama said that that congressional oversight was the American peoples' best guarantee that they were not being spied on.

    "These are the folks you all vote for as your representatives in Congress and they are being fully briefed on these programs," he said. Obama also insisted that any surveillance was "very narrowly circumscribed".

    Senators have expressed their frustration at the NSA's refusal to supply statistics. In a letter to NSA director General Keith Alexander in October last year, senator Wyden and his Democratic colleague on the Senate intelligence committee, Mark Udall, noted that "the intelligence community has stated repeatedly that it is not possible to provide even a rough estimate of how many American communications have been collected under the Fisa Amendments Act, and has even declined to estimate the scale of this collection."
    Many representatives have complained that they were not informed of this surveillance program.

    "Boundless Informant" is a great name for a program that's supposed to be "very narrowly circumscribed."

    In my opinion this is very frightening because of the way in which the President has already abused his power. I know that this intelligence gathering isn't supposed to be used against ordinary Americans, but the IRS wasn't supposed to target the President's political opponents, wasn't supposed to leak their confidential information, the DoJ wasn't supposed to bug and target reporters or accuse them of crimes for doing their jobs. But it has all happened. What is there to keep the Administration from corrupting the NSA's activities as well?

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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

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    Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data | World news | guardian.co.uk



    Many representatives have complained that they were not informed of this surveillance program.

    "Boundless Informant" is a great name for a program that's supposed to be "very narrowly circumscribed."

    In my opinion this is very frightening because of the way in which the President has already abused his power. I know that this intelligence gathering isn't supposed to be used against ordinary Americans, but the IRS wasn't supposed to target the President's political opponents, wasn't supposed to leak their confidential information, the DoJ wasn't supposed to bug and target reporters or accuse them of crimes for doing their jobs. But it has all happened. What is there to keep the Administration from corrupting the NSA's activities as well?
    How do we know Obama didn't already use the information gathered by the NSA.
    People need to realize the vast majority of career civil servants are democrats. they all belong to unions and they advocate the democrat agenda of big government

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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    Be frightened... Be VERY frightened!!!!

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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Be frightened... Be VERY frightened!!!!
    There is enough proof to be concerned, that the least of us have determined our future, as you ignore the blatant hypocrisy of your CORRUPT messiah.
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    This Administration is a complete disgrace.

    To think I served in Iraq to protect our nation from foreign enemies when it was our own government that we needed to be protected from.
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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    This Administration is a complete disgrace.

    To think I served in Iraq to protect our nation from foreign enemies when it was our own government that we needed to be protected from.
    The irony is so thick here, I don't know where to begin.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    The irony is so thick
    what on the campaign trail in 08 was a "violation of the basic civil liberties of the american people" and an "abuse of power" is last friday in sunny san jose a "modest encroachment on privacy"

    Obama On NSA Program: "Modest Encroachments On Privacy Are Involved" | RealClearPolitics

    he's matured

    Obama: Surveillance Debate A "Sign of Maturity" That Wouldn't Have Happend 5-6 Years Ago | RealClearPolitics

    nyt: obama has lost all credibility

    NYT: Obama admin 'has lost all credibility' - POLITICO.com

    are you gonna argue with the gray lady?

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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    I don't know where to begin
    how bout here:

    “I can assure you the phone number tracking of non-criminal, non-terrorist suspects was not discussed [at the administration's classified briefings],” said [Congressman Aaron] Schock. “Most members have stopped going to their classified briefings because they rarely tell us anything we don’t already know in the news. It really has become a charade.”
    Lawmakers rebut Obama's data defense - Reid J. Epstein - POLITICO.com

    “By the way,” [Senator Jeff] Merkley continued. “When I sought information [on the phone surveillance program], the only information I got was that, yes there is a program sweeping up broad amounts of data through the records act. This second thing, which we just learned about, called PRISM, I had no idea about.”
    Dem. Senator disputes Obama's claims that Congress was briefed

    The only lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
    U.S. is spying on Web servers - Philly.com

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    Re: Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    oregon senator ron wyden forced odni to release a statement that revealed that the fisa court in an 86 page report found that the nsa's data collection was unreasonable under the 4th amendment

    the electronic frontier foundation sought thru foia to make public the report, the doj friday filed a motion to keep secret the ruling which found the nsa in violation of the constitution

    david corn of mother jones:

    Justice Department Fights Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding Unconstitutional Surveillance | Mother Jones

    what will the 47% say?

    stay tuned

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