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Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep
Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 6:36 AM EDT

Posted on 07/06/2014 10:52:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post.

Nearly half of those surveillance files contained names, email addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents, the Post reported in a story posted on its website Saturday night. […]

At the same time, the intercepted messages contained material of considerable intelligence value, the Post reported, such as information about a secret overseas nuclear project, double-dealing by an ostensible ally, a military calamity that befell an unfriendly power, and the identities of aggressive intruders into U.S. computer networks. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: datasweep; nsa; obama; yeswescan
. . . but not what the Tsarnaevs were up to, funny enough.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 10:52:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

WOW! I guess I’m blessed to be EXTRordinary huh?


2 posted on 07/06/2014 10:55:52 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Olog-hai

Did they get the one where I said Obama is a radical Marxist extremist?


3 posted on 07/06/2014 11:00:33 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Olog-hai
Whoops!
Sooo Sorry!
4 posted on 07/06/2014 11:00:54 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

They missed where obama is sending weapons to the terrorists!
Yet they listen in on your calls.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 11:21:48 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Olog-hai

All this stuff is really damaging to the US Brand, because of the laws that allow confiscation of people’s bank accounts without trial and stuff like this.

There is a very strong push by ordinary entities to bypass the US banks, avoid US Citizens, and any US Business.

A lot of this business is going to Hong Kong, Canada, and Panama.

I am afraid this is going to make the US Tech Industry nonviable.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 11:26:54 AM PDT by dila813
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