Sunday, September 08, 2013

The Real Statist: Obozo

I know, it's piling on to bring this up....

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material. In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years — and more under special circumstances,...

So it must be Bush's fault, no?


...What had not been previously acknowledged is that the court in 2008 imposed an explicit ban — at the government’s request — on those kinds of searches

Well, maybe it's "the WORLD'S surveillance community" which begged for the permission.

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