Are YOU on the NSA's target list...


View Poll Results: Will Glenn Greenwald be....
killed by the CIA to shut him up? 0 0%
Be paid off by the US gov't to shut him up? 0 0%
Will be in a fatal accident like Princess Di? 2 100.00%
The list will be released without incident 0 0%
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B00Mer
#1
'Biggest yet': Greenwald to publish names of Americans whom NSA is spying on



Glenn Greenwald, who helped Edward Snowden leak sensitive documents about the National Security Agency spying on its citizens, says he’s set to publish his most dramatic piece yet, which will reveal those in the USA who were targeted by the NSA.

“One of the big questions when it comes to domestic spying is, ‘Who have been the NSA’s specific targets?’ Are they political critics and dissidents and activists? Are they genuinely people we’d regard as terrorists? What are the metrics and calculations that go into choosing those targets and what is done with the surveillance that is conducted? Those are the kinds of questions that I want to still answer,” Mr. Greenwald told the UK’s Sunday Times.

Greenwald slammed the NSA for its incompetence in allowing Snowden to steal and download 1.7 million sensitive documents, which he believes is further evidence of the country’s inability to guarantee data security. He also lambasted the organization for failing to capture the former NSA contractor, who is now living in Russia, having sought asylum in the country.

“There is this genuinely menacing [spy] system and at the same time, [they] are really inept about how they operate it,” Greenwald said, Newsmax reported. “Not only was he out there under their noses downloading huge amounts of documents without being detracted, but to this day, they’re incapable of finding out what he took.”

Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden after the former Central Intelligence Agency employee downloaded numerous sensitive documents from the NSA, which showed how the organization had been spying on its citizens in the US. It was later revealed that the NSA had cast their net much further, which included spying on embassy’s around the globe and on world leaders.

Spying on US citizens is illegal in America according to the fourth amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. Initially the NSA claimed they were eavesdropping only on foreign targets.

In 2002, George W. Bush signed a presidential order, which allowed the NSA to monitor, without a warrant the international (and sometimes domestic) phone calls and e-mail messages of hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents in the USA. No warrants were ever obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Mr. Greenwald, who’s promoting his new book, ‘No Place to Hide,’ said the list will be published on The Intercept, the website he established after leaving The Guardian.

source: 'Biggest yet': Greenwald to publish names of Americans whom NSA is spying on ? RT USA (external - login to view)
 
Twila
#2
Quote:


Glenn Greenwald, who [b]helped [b/]Edward Snowden leak sensitive documents about the National Security Agency spying on its citizens



Quote:

Greenwald slammed the NSA for its incompetence in allowing Snowden to steal and download 1.7 million sensitive documents, which he believes is further evidence of the country’s inability to guarantee data security. He also lambasted the organization for failing to capture the former NSA contractor, who is now living in Russia, having sought asylum in the country.

He helped? and is now lambasting? Is there an error in the article?
 
B00Mer
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

He helped? and is now lambasting? Is there an error in the article?

Pandering for profit.
 
petros
+2
#4  Top Rated Post
Heart attack or a hookers and coke scandal is this guy's future.
 
Kreskin
#5
I see a future news story where he gets his head knocked off by a golf ball. Tragic.
 
petros
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

I see a future news story where he gets his head knocked off by a golf ball. Tragic.

A high powered golf ball round fired from a golf ball rifle.
 
B00Mer
#7
But everyone will be checking to see if their name is on the list.. You Betcha!!
 
Goober
#8
He is a reporter- This is reporting.
And he is right.
From the link
"Greenwald slammed the NSA for its incompetence in allowing Snowden to steal and download 1.7 million sensitive documents, which he believes is further evidence of the country’s inability to guarantee data security. He also lambasted the organization for failing to capture the former NSA contractor, who is now living in Russia, having sought asylum in the country".
 
B00Mer
#9
Obama is grinding his teeth over this... another scandal - lol
 
Goober
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Obama is grinding his teeth over this... another scandal - lol

Who began the programs. Does not matter that it was under Bush the Lesser now does it?
Or does it?
 
B00Mer
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Who began the programs. Does not matter that it was under Bush the Lesser now does it?
Or does it?

Nope, Bush may have started the program, but with full complicity it has been left in place by the current administration.. you know, Obama's goons ...

I'm going to bet that the NSA was targeting Republicans just like the IRS. Obama would have had to sign off on that..

Just hope you're not on Obama secret kill list.

Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will (external - login to view)
 
Goober
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Nope, Bush may have started the program, but with full complicity it has been left in place by the current administration.. you know, Obama's goons ...

I'm going to bet that the NSA was targeting Republicans just like the IRS. Obama would have had to sign off on that..

Does anyone think these programs, as there are multiples, will stop.
Noachanceorahopeinhellofthathappening.
 
B00Mer
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Does anyone think these programs, as there are multiples, will stop.
Noachanceorahopeinhellofthathappening.

Never under the Holy Supreme Emperor Obama with his Liberal Sheeples...



But it still nice to know who they are targeting and why..
 
Goober
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Never under the Holy Supreme Emperor Obama with his Liberal Sheeples...



But it still nice to know who they are targeting and why..

Does not matter. and this Obama crap is just that.
Bush did the same thing.
 
B00Mer
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Does not matter. and this Obama crap is just that.
Bush did the same thing.

Please quit living in the past, try to bring yourself to present day and focus on who is running things today.

By your analogy, Bush did it, so it absolves Obama, so following that pattern of thought, if Hitler gassed a million Jews, must be OK to... ??
 
lone wolf
#16
Am I on the NSA's target list?... It wouldn't surprise me much - I mean, HAVE piddled in the odd bowl of cornflakes over the years
 
pgs
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

A high powered golf ball round fired from a golf ball rifle.

Check out army golf on youtube sorry I don't have link handy , but it is funny .
 
B00Mer
#18
NSA queried phone records of just 248 people despite massive data sweep (external - login to view)



The National Security Agency was interested in the phone data of fewer than 250 people believed to be in the United States in 2013, despite collecting the phone records of nearly every American.

As acknowledged in the NSA's first-ever disclosure of statistics about how it uses its broad surveillance authorities, released Friday (external - login to view), the NSA performed queries of its massive phone records troves for 248 "known or presumed US persons" in 2013.

During that year, it submitted 178 applications for the data to the Fisa court during that period, which, as first revealed by the Guardian (external - login to view) thanks to leaks from Edward Snowden, permitted the ongoing, daily collection of practically all US phone records.

The number of "selectors" NSA queried from that data trove, a term referring to an account and not necessarily an individual user, was 423 in 2013, an increase from the "less than 300 times" it searched through the data trove in 2012, according to former deputy NSA director John Inglis (external - login to view).

"This transparency report is significant because it shows for the first time on an annual basis both targets of business-record orders and the number of US persons specifically targeted with these metadata queries," said Alan Butler, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

"These are critical numbers to review when talking about a program that sweeps in the records of hundreds of millions of Americans."

The pressure that resulted from revelations of that bulk collection has prompted the NSA and the Obama administration to divest itself of collecting US phone data in bulk, opting instead under pending legislation (external - login to view) to take chains of connected "call data records" from the phone companies based on judicial orders. Since thousands of such records can be obtained based on a single order, civil libertarians in and outside Congress doubt that the shift ends "bulk collection" as commonly understood; the NSA disagree.

That pressure also prompted the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to release the long-awaited statistics, as a transparency measure.

While the surveillance statistics report provides only limited detail, it reveals that under a single order in 2013 pursuant to a 2008 law permitting NSA to obtain Americans' international calls without individually specified warrants, some 89,138 "targets" had their data collected.

But those "targets" are not necessarily 89,138 people.

For the purposes of the relevant surveillance power, known as Section 702 of the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008, a target could be "an individual person, a group or an organization composed of multiple individuals or a foreign power," the report explained. Such targets are counted once in the report although the NSA might be able to siphon data from "multiple communications facilities" used by the target.

Nor did the NSA disclose how many times in 2013 it has warrantlessly searched those collected communications for Americans' data, something intelligence officials have pledged to disclose to Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon.

The controversial queries, dubbed colloquially the "backdoor search" by Wyden, received a drubbing last week from a House amendment to defund it (external - login to view), and next week, a government privacy board plans to release the results of its investigation into the practice.

Similarly, a new accounting of a kind of nonjudicial subpoena for records used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, known as a National Security Letter, declined to specify the number of Americans whose data was impacted. Instead, the report revealed that the FBI issued 19,212 national security letters in 2013, entailing 38,832 "requests for information."

The report said greater granularity would not be technically possible to provide.

"The FBI's systems are configured to comply with Congressional reporting requirements, which do not require the FBI to track the number of individuals or organizations that are the subject of an NSL," it said, further explaining that the "subscriber accounts" it receives in response from companies do not necessarily correspond to single individuals.

Some privacy advocates expressed scepticism about how genuine and accurate an account of NSA surveillance the report actually provides.

"The ODNI report calls itself into question by saying they're providing numbers, but immediately saying those numbers are only true to the extent the intelligence community believes it can release them without compromising sensitive information," said Amie Stepanovich of the digital rights group Access.

"The numbers could be much greater, and made to look smaller because of what the intelligence community calls preserving intelligence programs.

Butler considered the report an improvement, but "we'd still like to see more comprehensive reports," more akin to the detailed wiretap reports issued by the administrative office of the US courts.

source: NSA queried phone records of just 248 people despite massive data sweep | World news | theguardian.com (external - login to view)

source #2: rt.com/usa/169016-nsa-targett...ampaign=chrome (external - login to view)
 

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