Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Arsal 2017
Sayyed Nasrallah Declares Major Victory in Arsal Battle, Offers It to All Lebanese Yemen Becomes World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis, UN Warns Saudi Crackdown: 6 Martyred, Several Wounded in Heavy Attack against Awamia ‘Israel’ Removes More Aqsa Restrictions, Palestinians Rejoice France Wildfires Force Mass Evacuation CIA Chief Hints Agency Is Working To Change Venezuelan Gov’t Rouhani Denounces US Sanctions: ’Will Not Go Unanswered’ Bahrain Crackdown: Tortured Rights Activist in Critical Condition, Twitter Campaign Demands Her Release Libyan Rivals Agree to Cease-Fire, Elections Arsal Battle: Nusra Urged to Surrender or Face Death, Battle Almost Over #Lebanon: Head of General Security Says Deal to be Announced in Convenient Time #Arsal Battle: Ceasefire Entered into Effect on All Fronts at 06:00 #Lebanon: #Hezbollah Liberates 95% of #Arsal Outskirts #Arsal Battle: #Hezbollah Raises #Lebanese Flag over Liberated Hills, Pays Tribute to Martyred Soldiers #Saudi Forces Tighten Grip on #Awamia, Neighboring Areas #Hezbollah: #Nusra Militants Regressing as Ops Head Injured #Arsal Battle: #Nusra Op. Commander Injured as Resistance Advances in the Battlefield Sayyed #Nasrallah to Deliver a Televised Speech Wednesday at 20:30 #Arsal Battle: #Islamic_Resistance Liberates 92% of #Nusra-held Areas #Lebanon Security Forces Bust #Daesh Cell
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Americas » Americas...

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Leaked Documents Show NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands of Times
Local Editor

The US National Security Agency has broken privacy rules thousands of times each year since 2008, according to leaked documents published by the Washington Post.

Most of the breaches ranged from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of US emails and telephone calls, the Post reported.

The American daily published these top-secret documents leaked by the former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia after the country had granted him a year-long asylum.

The documents included a level of detail and analysis that is not routinely shared with Congress or the special court that oversees surveillance, the daily mentioned. 
In one of the documents, agency personnel are instructed to remove details and substitute more generic language in reports to the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Moreover, The Post reported that the NSA audit, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications.

"We're a human-run agency operating in a complex environment with a number of different regulatory regimes, so at times we find ourselves on the wrong side of the line," a senior NSA official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Post.
Moreover, in what the Post said appeared to be one of the most serious violations, the NSA diverted large volumes of international data passing through fiber-optic cables in the United States into a repository where the material could be stored temporarily for processing and selection.

The operation collected and commingled US and foreign emails. NSA lawyers told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the agency could not practicably filter out the communications of Americans.

In October 2011, months after the program got underway, the court ruled that the collection effort was unconstitutional.

Source: News Agencies, edited by website team

16-08-2013 | 12:08


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top