Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NSA Uses Loophole to Justify Collecting Domestic E-mail, Phone Calls

NSA Uses Loophole to Justify Collecting Domestic E-mail, Phone Calls 

In a statement to the Guardian, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reportedly said that this rule change makes it possible for the NSA to conduct “warrantless searches for the phone calls or e-mails of law-abiding Americans.”

The regulatory restatement relied on by the NSA to justify their unconstitutional surveillance was “approved in 2011” by the Obama administration, in direct contradiction to the president’s commitment to protect the constitutionally protected privacy of the American public “from the NSA’s dragnet surveillance programs.”