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NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails Clapper
The Guardian UK ^ | April 1, 2014 | by Spencer Ackerman

Posted on 04/01/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications.

The NSA's collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule change allowing NSA analysts to search for Americans' details within the databases.

Now, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has confirmed for the first time the use of this legal authority to search for data related to “US persons”.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: emails; nsa; nsascandals; obama; spying; tyranny
White House data dump on "Obamacare Day". When will this tyrant be impeached?
1 posted on 04/01/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s the standard procedure widely used by terrorists to communicate via email. They open an email account with any free service. Then, they create the message and store it as a draft. Another operative, perhaps a continent away goes into this account on a pre-determined basis and reads and deletes the saved (unsent) message. That way the sender knows it was delivered. Since they never actually sent a message nobody can intercept it unless they somehow locate the account and break the password. (Very unlikely.)

So, spying on emails has probably been an unprofitable affair as far as tracking terrorist.

There are also several unbreakable encryption algorithms that can be downloaded by anyone.

Another method used for centuries is to take two identical but obscure books. They then put down something like 10,474,88,235 etc. That’s look on page 10 for word 474. Look on page 88 for word 235. Again, unless you know what book you’re SOL.

So, again, why is the NSA spying on emails?


2 posted on 04/01/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Let's face it.

The NSA has about 5,000 Edward Snowdens roaming around the global data pipelines doing anything they want and laughing with each other about it.

3 posted on 04/01/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Gen.Blather
So, again, why is the NSA spying on emails?

Because Americans are the most evil people to inhabit the planet ever.

Ask any liberal.

4 posted on 04/01/2014 4:17:22 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Gen.Blather

They want to know who is armed and who is anti-commie. Or they might be overage peeping toms. I would never take a job of spying on my neighbors, only the lowest of the low would do such work. We need to set up a website listing names and addresses of these folks and make it as public as possible. I know 2 undercover IRS agents. Create the site and I will provide the names.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 4:20:38 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee, like we didn’t already know that this MARXIST regime was a criminal organization.

Tell me something I don’t already know. Please.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 4:43:06 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Well, I own a domain name just waiting for a website to be built on it.

TakeBackUSA.com

I’ll help, but I need volunteers.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 4:45:31 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This can’t be true. Our Pressdent told us “Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”


8 posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemeCLunkes for clunkersnt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FWIW

http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1100341/unclassified-702-response.pdf


9 posted on 04/01/2014 5:30:39 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Impeach the liar!


10 posted on 04/01/2014 9:32:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gen.Blather

So, again, why is the NSA spying on emails?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Obama is defining his political enemies and how to disempower them, and out vote them.The spying takes the measure of the anti Obama demographic, so it can be defeated.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 2:50:24 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: unixfox
I am zero technical savvy, but I built and maintain a farm website using a free building template from yahoo. It is not as spiffy as the FR website, but it is a starter.
I do not participate in facebook, but I have heard that it is extremely high traffic.
12 posted on 04/02/2014 4:39:28 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: Gen.Blather
So, again, why is the NSA spying on emails?

Boxcars and showers ring a bell?

13 posted on 04/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wittingly? or "Not wittingly"?

Clapper should be charged with lying before congress.

14 posted on 04/02/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wah?

No?


15 posted on 04/02/2014 4:21:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: USAF80

There should be no such thing as a secret court in America. Unfortunately, once established it is legal and hard to eliminate.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 4:23:51 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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