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Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/27/obama-administration-allowed-nsa-to-gather-americans-internet-data-until-2011/ ^

Posted on 06/27/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by kronos77

The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents.

The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press.

The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at that time.

The Guardian Thursday released documents detailing the collection, although the program was also described earlier this month by The Washington Post.

The Guardian said that according to secret documents it had obtained, a federal judge sitting on the FISA court, a secret surveillance panel, would approve a collection order for Internet metadata every 90 days.

It added the records collection began during the Bush administration under a wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program known by the NSA codename Stellar Wind.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/27/obama-administration-allowed-nsa-to-gather-americans-internet-data-until-2011/#ixzz2XSvRfj00

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; edwardsnowden; gwb; nsa; obama; prism; snowden; sourcetitlenoturl; stellarwind

1 posted on 06/27/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

So it’s still all Bush’s fault?


2 posted on 06/27/2013 5:21:28 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: kronos77
"The Obama administration allowed asked the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011"

FIXED!!

3 posted on 06/27/2013 5:22:34 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: kronos77

Well, I guess the NSA will have to mothball their MASSIVE, nuclear bomb-proof facility in Utah now.. :(


4 posted on 06/27/2013 5:34:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kronos77

But wait, they weren’t recording emails. I’ve been assured of that.

This has to be in inaccurate report. /s

Sure Obama, and Bush was the guy at fault for gun-runner too.

LOL, this administration hasn’t taken ownership for anything since January 2009. How did this lout get re-elected anyway?

He claims he’s officially done nothing for 4.5 years.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: Twotone
So it’s still all Bush’s fault?

Only the part where he established the DHS, authorized the Patriot Act, dubbed islam 'The Religion of Peace," encouraged the border to be flooded by Mexicans instead of stopping it -- while supporting an Amnesty.

Beyond that, 0dinga has tripled down on all of the above. I'd call that a LOSE-LOSE.

6 posted on 06/27/2013 5:47:40 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

Bush had a lot of help doing all those things. We can thank virtually every person in federal elective office in 2001.

I’ve been participating in the Oregon Citizens Lobby watching the legislative session & trying to run interference on bad bills. I swear that gaining office of any kind makes human beings go mad. There’s just no telling what they’ll do.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 6:01:14 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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“.... NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011”

LOL!!!! How freakin stupid do they think we are?

They threw out all the so called “metadata” but, they kept the content?

There is no way that statement is believable.

What is astonishing is they now admit they do, in fact, surveil actual content.

There is no way they kept the content but not the data about the source of origination, the header/footer and how the information was routed.

Defies logic.

They would need all that information otherwise the content is irrelevant, since they could not prove origination and termination as well the parties involved.

So much trope


8 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Come now. That was then.

“We’re waaayyyy beyond birthdays now.” “Patriot Games”


9 posted on 06/27/2013 6:43:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kronos77

Do you really expect me to believe that it stopped in 2011?


10 posted on 06/27/2013 7:31:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Vendome
You are right -- it does defy logic. This combined with the IRS targeting and Fast and Furious...
It's also well past time we tried to strike back at the fedgov.
11 posted on 06/27/2013 7:48:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: kronos77

Impeachment File on “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 8:21:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Impeachment File on “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 8:21:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011.....

I believe Snowden will have the last word on that one.

.....because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks,

Strange. Did they not just tell us that the reason they did the spying was to stop terrorism ? In fact we are still being told these spying programs will stop more 911's.

14 posted on 06/27/2013 10:33:34 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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“The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA’s director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at that time.”

I don't think I've ever seen so much BS in one paragraph

15 posted on 06/28/2013 5:20:15 AM PDT by varyouga
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