Published by TheYoungTurks
June 23, 2012
“The surveillance experts at the National Security Agency won’t tell two powerful United States Senators how many Americans have had their communications picked up by the agency as part of its sweeping new counterterrorism powers. The reason: it would violate your privacy to say so.
That claim comes in a short letter sent Monday to civil libertarian Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall. The two members of the Senate’s intelligence oversight committee asked the NSA a simple question last month: under the broad powers granted in 2008â€²s expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, how many persons inside the United States have been spied upon by the NSA?…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
*Read more here from Spencer Ackerman at Wired: