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(Guardian)   US Senator says the NSA is lying to you about your privacy concerns, but he can't say why, because that's classified   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Sick, NSA, U.S. Government, protections, Ron Wyden, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, secret polices, intelligence assessment  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-26 10:00:03 AM
Senators are bound by classification rules only out of respect, not law.  They can leak anything they want during a floor speech.
 
2013-06-26 10:21:02 AM

ZAZ: Senators are bound by classification rules only out of respect, not law.  They can leak anything they want during a floor speech.


This.  They literally can't be prosecuted for anything they say on the floor.

Having said that, any senator that actually does leak classified information is likely to be permanently shut out of access to it as a security risk.  That means losing committee assignments.
 
2013-06-26 10:36:11 AM
Link farked already?

Wow. The NStApo must REALLY not like the Guardian
 
2013-06-26 10:41:33 AM
Wyden is tenacious. This is far from over.
 
2013-06-26 10:46:39 AM

dittybopper: ZAZ: Senators are bound by classification rules only out of respect, not law.  They can leak anything they want during a floor speech.

This.  They literally can't be prosecuted for anything they say on the floor.

Having said that, any senator that actually does leak classified information is likely to be permanently shut out of access to it as a security risk.  That means losing committee assignments.


A LOT more Senators (and politicians in general) need to sack up and start doing the right thing, even if it costs them.
 
2013-06-26 11:33:25 AM
FTA: "The Guardian has reported that the NSA operates a datamining program, codenamed 'Boundless Informant'"

With a name like that, how could anyone think the NSA isn't operating completely within the boundaries of the law?
 
2013-06-26 11:56:32 AM

Riche: dittybopper: ZAZ: Senators are bound by classification rules only out of respect, not law.  They can leak anything they want during a floor speech.

This.  They literally can't be prosecuted for anything they say on the floor.

Having said that, any senator that actually does leak classified information is likely to be permanently shut out of access to it as a security risk.  That means losing committee assignments.

A LOT more Senators (and politicians in general) need to sack up and start doing the right thing, even if it costs them.


Agreed.
 
2013-06-26 12:04:15 PM

Cletus C.: Wyden is tenacious. This is far from over.


yes. and one can only hope.
 
2013-06-26 12:04:20 PM
Show of hands: Who thought the NSA was telling the truth?
 
2013-06-26 01:13:09 PM
Wow, I met Wyden in the late 90's. He almost looks like a different person now. That job must be stressful.
 
2013-06-26 01:22:08 PM

lilbjorn: Show of hands: Who thought the NSA was telling the truth?


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2013-06-26 01:39:16 PM
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2013-06-26 04:18:02 PM
No shiat. It's top secret. We don't know wtf they are doing but I'm pretty sure we'd be pissed if we found out.
 
2013-06-26 05:35:56 PM

Riche: A LOT more Senators (and politicians in general) need to sack up and start doing the right thing, even if it costs them.


Unfortunately, this is one of the paradoxes of the electoral system: it tends to filter out candidates who take political risks, so you end up with a pool of officials who are risk averse.
 
2013-06-26 06:06:04 PM
I'd argue that their oath of office trumps keeping nasty shiat quiet.

Nobody else would, sadly.
 
2013-06-26 10:04:13 PM
No Airplane pic ?
 
2013-06-26 11:37:16 PM

badhatharry: No shiat. It's top secret. We don't know wtf they are doing but I'm pretty sure we'd be pissed if we found out.


Twenty years ago, I would have disagreed with you, because the focus was on other countries.  I know, because I used to  be at the pointy tip of the NSA spear, being an intercept operator.

Now, it's on an amorphous category of 'terrorism', which opens up the doors to the monitoring of basically anyone.  Yes, they can *SAY* there are all sorts of protections, but they are gathering the data first.  If you need it, get the FISA warrant, then get the data from the telecom companies, like it's always been done.
 
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