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Major shock: Eavesdropping powers abused without oversight
by Glenn Greenwald
Thursday Oct. 9, 2008 09:36 EDT
(updated below – Update II – Update III)
In the most unsurprising revelation imaginable, two former Army Reserve Arab linguists for the National Security Agency have said that they routinely eavesdropped on — “and recorded and transcribed” — the private telephone calls of American citizens who had absolutely nothing to do with terrorism. The two former NSA employees, who came forward as part of journalist James Bamford’s forthcoming book on the NSA, intercepted calls as part of the so-called “Terrorist Surveillance Program,” whereby George Bush ordered the NSA in 2001 to eavesdrop on Americans’ calls in secret, without first obtaining judicial approval as required by the law (FISA). That illegal eavesdropping continued for at least six years — through 2007.
via Major shock: Eavesdropping powers abused without oversight – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com
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Who’s watching the man, that’s watching the man, that’s watching U ?
Abuse, or National Security ?
leapsecond, no kidding.
So much for supporting the troops…