Skip to comments.NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper
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.
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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?
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.
Because Americans are the most evil people to inhabit the planet ever.
Ask any liberal.
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.
Gee, like we didn’t already know that this MARXIST regime was a criminal organization.
Tell me something I don’t already know. Please.
Well, I own a domain name just waiting for a website to be built on it.
I’ll help, but I need volunteers.
This can’t be true. Our Pressdent told us “Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”
Impeach the liar!
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.
Boxcars and showers ring a bell?
Clapper should be charged with lying before congress.
There should be no such thing as a secret court in America. Unfortunately, once established it is legal and hard to eliminate.