After the Washington Post broke news about the number of times the NSA violated privacy laws per year, (see documents here) and when even the creator of the draconian Patriot Act seems to think that "the scope of data collection revealed in one of the leaked Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders" is "'incredibly troubling,'" isn't it time to just call Edward Snowden for what he is, a whisteblower?
[...] the latest report from the Washington Post based on leaked documents shows that an audit of the NSA's activities shows it broke privacy rules, mostly to spy on Americans, thousands of times per year:
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.
The audit info comes from Ed Snowden's leaks, so it seems rather incredible that President Obama, Keith Alexander and Mike Rogers didn't seem to realize that this audit would eventually come to light, showing that they were flat out 100% lying to the American public.
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