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Merry Xmas From the NSA: Unauthorized Surveillance Reports Released

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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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those who've been keeping up with this crap aren't going to find any surprises, but here's all the poop dating back to 2001. the extra boot to the stones is in the #-eating disclaimer that wraps up the executive summary.


These materials show, over a sustained period of time, the depth and rigor of NSA’s commitment to compliance. By emphasizing accountability across all levels of the enterprise, and transparently reporting errors and violations to outside oversight authorities, NSA protects privacy and civil liberties while safeguarding the nation and our allies.

www.nsa.gov...


the reports themselves, though heavily redacted, are riddled with evidence of non-compliance, incompetence, and plain 'ol dirty dealing.

highlights include unauthorized targeting of u.s. nationals, failure to get foreign intel assets off the payroll even after the intel they provided was proven to be consistently falsified, storing u.s. nationals unlawfully procured private data on unsecured private servers, and use of nsa assets to spy on personal targets for personal reasons.

anyways, merry xmas, guys. let's hope this # gets dealt with come the new year.




posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 04:32 PM
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releasing it on xmas eve gives that special weasel touch to the whole thing. less media visibility, more middle-finger.




posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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Using windows leaves you wide open to the NSA who finance Bill Gates and this is why they don't even care if you run a pirate version of windows so long as they can continue to spy on you they will even update your windows with yet more back doors.

Having USA made switch gear and routers allowed the US to bring North Korea down so again that is a big NO NO and now we learn that the Sony hack was most likly an inside job

We in Europe will need to ban the USA using our network if the rouge US government does not change its ways and stops carrying out cyber warfare on our networks just because they don't like someone.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 04:55 PM
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from the NSA/CSS page (op)


NSA goes to great lengths to ensure compliance with the Constitution, laws and regulations.

As conveyed in the released materials, an array of technical and human-based checks attempt to identify and correct errors, some amount of which occur naturally in any large, complex system.

Nevertheless, as the IOB reports make clear, NSA takes even unintentional errors seriously and institutes corrective action, typically involving at a minimum a combination of training and technical measures designed to prevent recurrences.

Data incorrectly acquired is almost always deleted, referred to as the “purge” process.



Check.

So noted.

Uh Huh.






posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: ATODASO

Once again...., It's kind of funny to read a post about privacy on a social network website.

I wonder if you have facebook.

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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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The stasi would be proud.

Use tails plx.
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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

terms and agreements, you read 'em you check 'em, permission given. even if you don't read the fine print. most of that fine print consists of allowing your info to be shared with a grab bag of corporate interests. no duh, click accept anyway.

there are no terms and agreements issued by the nsa for accessing your e-mail, private texts, hard drive etc. and anyone who fails to see the distinction is beyond help.






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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: ATODASO
a reply to: Trueman

there are no terms and agreements issued by the nsa for accessing your e-mail, private texts, hard drive etc. and anyone who fails to see the distinction is beyond help.



Don't you understand they don't give a sh#t.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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i do understand that several sm sites pass along aggregated user info to the nsa, but as far as i know, those sites aren't sniffing my e-mail, texts, hard drive, banking records, medical records, and w/e else is supposed to be private, insofar as i've denied my permission for it to be sniffed.

do you understand the concept of information voluntarily given vs. invasion of privacy?




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