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Post time 2014-1-5 18:14:42 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Laowai2? at 2014-1-5 18:16
Gilbert_Ho Post time: 2014-1-5 17:50
Obama's real Kenyan identity is been kept secret by his spy masters. This will be out of public eyes ...

And you are the ghost of?   I wonder how many staff are required to listen to EVERY phone call {:soso_e123:}

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Post time 2014-1-6 07:28:21 |Display all floors
NSA spying ‘hallmark of a police state’

Widespread surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) is the typical trait of a “police state” and is “destroying the liberties” of Americans, an award-winning American reporter has told Press TV.

“Spying is the hallmark of the police state, which is what America has become,” said Sherwood Ross, a columnist at Veterans Today.

The NSA’s spying programs, uncovered in 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden, has raised widespread concern about the reach of the agency's operations and its ability to spy into the affairs of private individuals in the United States and abroad as well as the communications of foreign leaders.

The NSA has refused to deny whether it is spying on Congress after receiving a bluntly worded letter on Friday from Senator Bernie Sanders asking whether the NSA has or is “spying” on US lawmakers and other elected officials.

On Saturday, the NSA released a statement to Sanders’ letter saying members of Congress “have the same privacy protections as all US persons.”

Senator Sanders is “one of the last champions in Congress to speak out against the NSA spying on Americans and spying on people everywhere in the world,” Ross noted.

However, Ross said “there’s no point in asking an intelligence agency if they are spying, or Congress asking them if they are spying, because these intelligence agencies are habitual liars and will deny it.”

“For example the CIA has denied to Congress its numerous crimes and killings around the world,” he said.

“I am very sad to say that the American people are not up in arms and marching on Washington for a big non-violent protest against NSA spying on them because our liberties are being destroyed.”

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Post time 2014-1-6 07:31:37 |Display all floors
NSA refuses to deny 'spying' on members of Congress

The National Security Agency refuses to deny whether it is spying on members of Congress after it received a bluntly worded letter from a senator seeking clarification on the issue.

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the NSA on Friday, asking whether it has or is "spying" on US lawmakers and other elected officials.

The Vermont independent said he was “deeply concerned” about the NSA’s bulk collection of information on Americans and called reports that the agency listens in on foreign leaders “disturbing.”

On Saturday, the NSA released a statement to Sanders’ letter saying members of Congress "have the same privacy protections as all US persons."

"We are reviewing Sen. Sanders’s letter now, and we will continue to work to ensure that all members of Congress, including Sen. Sanders, have information about NSA’s mission, authorities, and programs to fully inform the discharge of their duties,” the statement read.

Documents disclosed by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden show that the agency collects records on virtually every phone call made in the United States. That program was renewed for the 36th time on Friday.

Media commentators say that if the NSA treats members of Congress no differently than other Americans, then it is safe to assume that the agency is spying on their communications as well.

In his letter, Sen. Sanders defined “spying” as “gathering metadata on calls made from official or personal phones, content from websites visited or e-mails sent, or collecting any other data from a third party not made available to the general public in the regular course of business.”

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