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• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis...
...The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.
reply to post by MindBodySpiritComplex
Oh please they've been spying on the USA since before 9/11
Nothing new folks. And if anything they are probably giving us stuff we don't know.edit on 11-9-2013 by grey580 because: (no reason given)
If people know israelis and the IT businesses that exist in israel, along with a lot other reasons, this is no surprise.
What I don't understand is the blind support on mainstream media comments stating "I stand by Israel" or something along those lines.. Why stand for anyone but yourself and family?
shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens
This is quite interesting.
Although I agree with most of the posters shining a light on the fact many of the telecommunication companies intricately tied into our American system are Israeli based, and so Israel already has a back door into many of our communications and metadata, I would not be surprised if they had the NSA at their disposal, as well, for multiple reasons.
The economic motive is always a popular one, and it's true they are using the illegally collected data to engage in insider trading. But I can't help but believe more than anything this data mining is being used to control and manipulate people, blackmail if you will, so that a certain agenda is ensured.