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NSA employees spied on their lovers using eavesdropping program
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:18AM BST 24 Aug 2013 | Harriet Alexander

Posted on 08/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Staff working at America’s National Security Agency—the eavesdropping unit that was revealed to have spied on millions of people—have used the technology to spy on their lovers.

The employees even had a code name for the practice—“Love-int”—meaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners.

Dianne Feinstein, a senator who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, said the NSA told her committee about a set of “isolated cases” that have occurred about once a year for the last 10 years. The spying was not within the US, and was carried out when one of the lovers was abroad. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: creepy; eavesdropping; jealousy; loveint; nsa
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

There is simply NO WAY these programs could be misused. NO WAY.

2 posted on 08/24/2013 8:41:58 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Olog-hai

“Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”

3 posted on 08/24/2013 8:44:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bigheadfred

I was a telecommunications systems specialist in the AF. Back then, everything was analog, but this type of stuff went on all the time. With the advent of computers and knowing a couple of basic facts like name and/or phone number, I’d expect that an interested party at the NSA could call up and play back ANYTHING the target has ever said or emailed or texted in their lifetime.

Of course it happens, it is human nature, and Obama gave the go ahead for the NSA to be able to do this and for its employees to misuse it.

4 posted on 08/24/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai


5 posted on 08/24/2013 8:47:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Gaffer; All

Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their ‘plan of the week’ that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.

The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.

Commie Tyrant Obama’s current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizen’s communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obama’care’ Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.

REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!

It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?

The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.

Speaker Boehner’s job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obama’care’ is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.

Obama will continue to ruin America as long as Boehner is Speaker of the US House of Represenatives.

Four + years of Boehner has proven Boehner to be unfit to combat Tyrant Obama.

It is now up to the Members of the House to replace Boehner so that the new Speaker can shut down the non-essential parts of the US Federal Government ASAP in order to ABOLISH Obama’care.’

6 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:28 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Gaffer

Actually I am for all the abuses government can throw at us. Pile it on.

7 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Olog-hai
At this point, it's a whole lot easier to ask who they didn't collect data on.

Sure would save on paper.

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8 posted on 08/24/2013 8:57:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: bigheadfred

What kinds of Happy Juice/Powder are The Powers In Charge are

Doesn’t anyone conduct background checks anymore?
Secret Service have bimbos in every port.
The lowest of the low, Pvt 3rd class accesses and reveals 70,000 classified documents. I’m not sure of Manning’s (Bradley) current sexual status whether it’s a he or she or in transit.
I could continue, but it’s too depressing.

9 posted on 08/24/2013 8:57:32 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Olog-hai
The spying was not within the US, and was carried out when one of the lovers was abroad

Staff at the NSA that were willing to break the law to spy on their lovers were nevertheless concerned enough about legal niceties to ensure their spying was only done when their lovers were out of the country.

The lying becomes comical after awhile.

10 posted on 08/24/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: bigheadfred

Any “systems expert” worth their weight in dog crap would design into such a system auditing; that is, who did what when, and also abuse detection, using pattern-matching. This is how credit reporting and credit card systems work. They have security teams that have NO CONNECTION to the people being monitored watching over this. “Black teams” watch over the developers and systems, checking for accidental and deliberate security holes or back doors.

For example, this is how fraud detection works on credit cards, or that there is a trace on each time your credit is checked or reported on. I’ll give you a good example of this; in the 70’s, I knew a guy who wrote a good part of an early credit reporting system. He left in a backdoor where he could run a report on anybody with no audit trail or trace. Even better, he wrote in the ability to change something in a credit report, which would not be updated until the next update (from GMAC, FMCC, or whatever). Today, besides being REALLY, REALLY ILLEGAL, this would simply not be possible.

IMO, it is NO ACCIDENT that these security and auditing systems seem to be undeveloped by the multibillion-dollar NSA with their high-dollar consultants and employees.

11 posted on 08/24/2013 9:11:49 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Olog-hai

Wonder what data NSA has on members of congress and senate and how it will be used on the 2014 and 2016 elections??.

12 posted on 08/24/2013 9:13:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: The Antiyuppie

the old plausible deniability sctick eh

13 posted on 08/24/2013 9:15:24 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Olog-hai

And the low-information Dhimmicrats keep asking:

“Why would you consider sexual infidelity and/or promiscuous activity a national security risk? It’s only “sex”; everyone has sex.”

14 posted on 08/24/2013 9:21:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: bigheadfred

Yes, and let ALL the abuses come to light and become common knowledge. This regime is becoming an occupying force rather than a government.

Seems like the last time we had one of those we remedied the problem. It took a few years, but the results were worth the blood.

Might be our turn.

15 posted on 08/24/2013 9:23:59 AM PDT by datura (When Democracy Fails, Vote From the Rooftops.)
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To: datura

I hope it happens while I can hold the gun steady. I wouldn’t want to wound or scare them.

16 posted on 08/24/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Olog-hai

If a government entity has a capability of any kind, that capability will be used no matter what the law or legal restrictions may be.

Anytime a capability to do something exists, it is ridiculous for any government official to state that the government is not doing it.

Everytime an official does make such a statement they are proven wrong.

You might think some of them would be astute enough to say “To my knowledge we are not doing that”, but they never seem to learn that ignorance and cover-ups are always outed.

Do they?

17 posted on 08/24/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Vaduz

Well, we don’t know WHAT info they have.

But clearly Boehner, McConnell and Roberts have been compromised.

IF they had a patriotic cell in their bodies they’d resign.

18 posted on 08/24/2013 9:37:20 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai
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19 posted on 08/24/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112, Habakkuk 2)
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To: 444Flyer

One of the greatest movies, ever.

20 posted on 08/24/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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