Jun 162013

National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.

All the apologists on capital hill who indignantly asserted that citizen rights are protected because all accesses of their data happen under court orders ought to feel pretty dumb right now, because the fed’s position turns out to be that these data aren’t ours in the first place so they don’t need a warrant to monitor it at all.

 Posted by at 5:44 am on June 16, 2013