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Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world
BGR Blog Boy Genius Report on yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | BGR Ben Zigterman 8 hours ago

Posted on 02/17/2014 5:24:34 PM PST by Nachum

The National Security Agency (NSA) will send its recommendations for where to store telephone metadata records to President Obama later this week, the outgoing NSA director said Friday in a speech defending his agency’s surveillance tactics. General Keith Alexander, who is retiring as NSA director next month, did not say where he thinks the data should be held. President Obama recommended on January 17th that the government stop holding Americans’ phone call records, but pushing the data out to either telephone companies or to a third party are both seen as having significant drawbacks.

“The good news is we have some ideas that we’re going to push off to the inter-agency that they’re working to get to the president next week,” Alexander said during a speech on Friday attended by BGR. “I can’t reveal that here because that’s still going through inter-agency review.”

President Obama directed the intelligence community to develop a proposal for having an external party hold the telephone metadata while still allowing NSA analysts to search it for possible terrorist connections. Obama set a deadline of March 28th, which is when the metadata program will need to be reauthorized by the surveillance court.

Alexander warned about the growing threat of cyber attacks and called for cybersecurity legislation. He noted that the financial sector was attacked over 340 times by distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks from fall of 2012 to spring of 2013. He also said that the systems that run America’s power grids are increasingly attacked with “occasional successful exfiltration of data.”

“We have to have government and industry work together [on cybersecurity legislation], so that if industry is being exploited or attacked by somebody, they can tell us,” Alexander said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: director; mission; nsa; spy
It's your party and I'll spy if I want to...
1 posted on 02/17/2014 5:24:34 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“It’s not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.”

No, just conservative Americans.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 5:26:36 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 02/17/2014 5:27:19 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Beat me to it, darn you...


4 posted on 02/17/2014 5:28:00 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Nachum
Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world

It's more of a hobby.

5 posted on 02/17/2014 5:28:42 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Nachum; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

6 posted on 02/17/2014 5:29:19 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: DoodleDawg
It's more of a hobby.

A well paid one.

7 posted on 02/17/2014 5:35:03 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: null and void
And YOU beat me to the beat-me-to-it.

(Nice work.)

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8 posted on 02/17/2014 5:43:52 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, we don’t spy on Elbonia. Unless Dogbert asks us to.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 5:49:36 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Seaplaner; null and void; july4thfreedomfoundation

so this is what retirement feels like


10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:04:58 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Nachum

Not everyone in the world has a cell phone.... Yet.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:05:27 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Nachum

The Bamster recommended that the Govt stop holding American’s cell phone records............well, at least he didn’t GUARANTEE that. If he did, we would KNOW he was lying!! /s


12 posted on 02/17/2014 6:07:31 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: bigheadfred

Essentially.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:16:48 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Nachum


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:22:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Nachum

I could hold the records for them.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 6:25:31 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Exactly, their job is to be spies for the Rat Party.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 6:30:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“It’s not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.”

Sure it is. :-)


17 posted on 02/17/2014 6:34:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

[We do, but] it’s not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 6:48:05 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No, we only have to spy on Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices. The rest is for fun.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 7:12:24 PM PST by montaine
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To: null and void

and yet they do


20 posted on 02/17/2014 7:55:47 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nachum

He is correct....it is NOT the NSA’s mission to spy on
everyone. They are doing it anyway even though it’s is
NOT there intended function. Notice how like a good little
apparatchik he tells SOME truth....just not ALL the truth.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 10:48:40 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: Nachum

“It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world”!
Soooo,
General Keith Alexander is a freaken LIAR just as is our magic negro president.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 3:04:01 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: null and void
Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world

...but somebody's gotta do it, so it might as well be us................

23 posted on 02/18/2014 6:10:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Nachum

They spent billions doing it so they spent money on things they weren’t supposed to? The NSA has a bad habit of blaming the NRO instead.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 6:47:00 AM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Nachum

‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I can tell you what your mission is, General Alexander:

Your mission is to observe the 4th amendment of the US Constitution or cease and desist in your crimes against the people.

(Alexander knows this to be true, which is exactly why he is getting out of Dodge. He will be replaced by a fascisti appointee who has no qualifications other than absolute loyalty to der Fuhrer , The Won, Barack Hussein Obama, putataive leader of the Banana Republic of the United States of Zimbabwe.)

Obama is a genuine, bona fide, fascist. Read about it here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


25 posted on 02/18/2014 7:58:52 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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