The US Government targeted about 250 million email communications for collection each year. And under a separate program.
The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret U.S. court subsequently said may have violated U.S. law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday.
The emails in question represent only a small slice of the electronic communications scooped up around the world by the NSA. It targets about 250 million email communications for collection each year and, under a separate program, has captured and kept records of millions of phone calls by Americans.
The once-classified documents were released by U.S. intelligence agencies as part of an unprecedented White House effort to smooth the uproar following revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden about the extent of secret government surveillance programs.
U.S. officials say the documents show that intelligence collection programs that inadvertently intrude on Americans’ privacy are found and fixed.
But they also appear to raise new questions about operations by the eavesdropping National Security Agency and its oversight by the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
“The court is troubled that the government’s revelations regarding the NSA’s acquisition of Internet transactions mark the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program,” Judge John Bates of the surveillance court wrote in one of the declassified documents.
More specifically, Bates said in an October 2011 ruling that the court had concluded that the process that resulted in improper collections of the tens of thousands of emails was “in some respects, deficient on statutory and constitutional grounds.”
If i turn to robbery, I am supposed to be caught by the police and punished according to a verdict in the court of law.
The question is:
Will anyone get imprisonment for these cyber crimes?
Why sentence the whistle blower to 35 years in jail, and let Barack Hussein walk free?
Not to impeach Obama, is a knee fall for totalitarian forces. And the very end of million of peoples faith in the justice system of the USA.
What kind of shepherd are the Pastors in the USA, those men who have told us that Barack Hussein is a “Christian”?
The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it
Written by Ivar