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(Washington Post)   Nothing is safe, not even the children or fish   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 6
    More: Scary, NSA, U.S. Internet, Brennan Center for Justice, FISA Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, intelligence assessment, parameters  
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2013-06-21 09:39:46 AM
I like how it's only coming out now that there are policies in place to prevent or limit data gathering of US citizens and nationals, but instead the press decided to lead with "OMG, THEY ARE SPYING ON EVERYONE EVERYWHERE" instead.

Guess that didn't sell papers.
 
2013-06-21 09:41:47 AM
FTA:

"The NSA uses whatever details are contained in that lead to make an initial assessment of whether it is being asked to eavesdrop on an overseas target. But the agency then takes other steps depending on the circumstances, such as scanning databases "to which NSA has access but did not originate" for clues about location.

To prevent U.S. citizens and legal residents from being targeted, NSA keeps a database of phone numbers and e-mail addresses associated with people thought to be living in the country. New requests are compared to records on the list. Matches are signals to put the surveillance on hold.

The NSA then goes through a sequence of potential additional checks, according to the document. It may look at area codes and the ordinary data packets that accompany e-mails as they cross the Internet. And it may check contact lists associated with e-mail accounts, as well as massive "knowledge databases" that contain CIA intelligence reports.

After it begins intercepting calls or e-mails, the NSA is supposed to continue to look for signs that the person it is monitoring has entered the United States, which would prompt a halt in surveillance and possibly a notification to the FBI.

The document on "minimization" spells out rules for protecting privacy, some of which have been described publicly. The rules protect not just citizens, but foreigners in the United States.

If domestic communications lack significant foreign intelligence information, they must be promptly destroyed. Communications concerning Americans may not be kept more than five years.

If a target who was outside the United States enters the country, the monitoring must stop immediately."
 
2013-06-21 09:54:36 AM

RexTalionis: The NSA then goes through a sequence of potential additional checks, according to the document. It may look at area codes and the ordinary data packets that accompany e-mails as they cross the Internet. And it may check contact lists associated with e-mail accounts, as well as massive "knowledge databases" that contain CIA intelligence reports.


This explains who's been hacking all these Yahoo accounts and running spambots on their contact lists as a clever ruse. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
 
2013-06-21 11:15:29 AM

RexTalionis: I like how it's only coming out now that there are policies in place to prevent or limit data gathering of US citizens and nationals, but instead the press decided to lead with "OMG, THEY ARE SPYING ON EVERYONE EVERYWHERE" instead.

Guess that didn't sell papers.


I know this really shouldn't be a shocker to like anyone since 2006 or hell even to some degree the late 90's but for some reason now all of a sudden people are scared and frightened that the government while though it may not be doing it, has the capability to essentially spy on anyone everywhere.

Ohh yeah I remember why now

There's a black guy in office
 
2013-06-21 11:22:15 AM

RexTalionis: FTA:


IT'S JUST LIKE 1984, SHEEPLE!
 
hej
2013-06-21 11:27:53 AM
Fortunately, I gave up eating fish a long time ago, and I'm limiting the children to once a week.
 
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