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Privacy board backs NSA’s foreign spying

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 at 7:49 by John Sinteur in category: Privacy, Security -- Write a comment


A federal privacy watchdog is largely putting its support behind a major pillar of the National Security Agency’s foreign snooping.

A draft version of a new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) report released late Tuesday said that NSA programs targeting foreigners are effective, legal and show “no trace” of “illegitimate activity,” though some changes should be made to better protect Americans’ privacy.

The conclusion stands in stark contrast to a previous blistering report from the PCLOB, which ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records illegal earlier this year.

Makes you wonder what kind of dirt does the NSA has on the board members…

  1. Ever since Obama reversed his opposition to FISA as Senator, and his behavior as POTUS, I have wondering what the NSA has on him?

  2. Surely it’s simpler to assume evil than conspiracy 🙂

  3. Even a “vast right-wing” one…

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