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    Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you...

    If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on American citizens. Ho ho ho!

    The heavily-redacted documents were released in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act. Many of these privacy violations have been previously reported on, but these documents show new specifics. A series of annual and quarterly reports from 2001 through the second quarter of 2013 are now available for perusal, and they cover some of the NSA's greatest hits: stalking potential romantic partners, a practice apparently so common it's been nicknamed LOVEINT; erroneously targeting US citizens for spying; database queries that returned queries on US citizens who weren't targeted; storage of data on servers "not authorized" to hold it; and access by people without security clearance to well, to something; the specifics were redacted......snip~

    Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you | The Verge


    Looks like we were given a present and not to many knew about it. What say ye?

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on American citizens. Ho ho ho!

    The heavily-redacted documents were released in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act. Many of these privacy violations have been previously reported on, but these documents show new specifics. A series of annual and quarterly reports from 2001 through the second quarter of 2013 are now available for perusal, and they cover some of the NSA's greatest hits: stalking potential romantic partners, a practice apparently so common it's been nicknamed LOVEINT; erroneously targeting US citizens for spying; database queries that returned queries on US citizens who weren't targeted; storage of data on servers "not authorized" to hold it; and access by people without security clearance to — well, to something; the specifics were redacted......snip~

    Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you | The Verge


    Looks like we were given a present and not to many knew about it. What say ye?


    Yawn! I have more important things to worry about than the "big scarey gov" looking at me.
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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Yawn! I have more important things to worry about than the "big scarey gov" looking at me.

    As long as we don't hear about any sweating. It is always good-like. Just sayin.

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    As long as we don't hear about any sweating. It is always good-like. Just sayin.
    The analyst accidentally putting NSA surveillance on himself probably gets talked about a lot at the water cooler even to this day.

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The analyst accidentally putting NSA surveillance on himself probably gets talked about a lot at the water cooler even to this day.
    Well there was Emma, Steed's wife ya know.....she got caught on Camera in two different hotels, then later that evening with the Regional Director. Maxwell and Agent 99, called that one in.

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Yawn! I have more important things to worry about than the "big scarey gov" looking at me.
    Yeah, like the big scary terrorist coming for you, right?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    I am pretty sure that I have been spied on by NSA chicks that want to date me. The NSA are pretty freaky.

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    I am pretty sure that I have been spied on by NSA chicks that want to date me. The NSA are pretty freaky.
    Better not let Susan Rice find out.....otherwise ya will have to switch over to those Secret Service girls.

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    If we're a country that honestly believes torture is viable means to an end to prevent Terrorism, surely a little abuse of trust and power on the end of the NSA is no big deal, right?

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    Re: Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on yo

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Yawn! I have more important things to worry about than the "big scarey gov" looking at me.
    I feel that you are missing the bigger picture. While this may seem and may be relatively harmless for your average citizen, for me, it is not about the government spying so much as it being another instance of the government doing things that should not be doing and doing so with impunity. How many more things is our government doing behind closed doors that it should never be doing? I suspect that for every instance we hear about that they probably have a dozen other things we are never aware of. At what point do we stop giving the government a pass and demand something better? For me that time came a long time ago.

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