Skip to comments.Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world
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 agencys 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 were going to push off to the inter-agency that theyre working to get to the president next week, Alexander said during a speech on Friday attended by BGR. I cant reveal that here because thats 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 Americas 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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“It’s not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.”
No, just conservative Americans.
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Beat me to it, darn you...
It's more of a hobby.
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A well paid one.
Yeah, we don’t spy on Elbonia. Unless Dogbert asks us to.
so this is what retirement feels like
Not everyone in the world has a cell phone.... Yet.
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
I could hold the records for them.
Exactly, their job is to be spies for the Rat Party.
Its not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.
Sure it is. :-)
[We do, but] it’s not our mission to spy on everyone in the world.
No, we only have to spy on Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices. The rest is for fun.
and yet they do
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.
“Its not our mission to spy on everyone in the world”!
General Keith Alexander is a freaken LIAR just as is our magic negro president.
...but somebody's gotta do it, so it might as well be us................
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.
Its 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: