Nov 242013
 November 24, 2013  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Spencer Ackerman reports:

The deputy director of the National Security Agency on Friday sounded skeptical about permitting the FBI, DEA or other law enforcement agencies to directly search through the NSA‘s vast data troves, as a new bill would appear to permit.

A bill recently approved by the Senate intelligence committee on a 13-4 vote blesses the ability of law enforcement agencies to directly conduct “queries of data” from NSA databases of foreign-derived communications content “for law enforcement purposes”.

Read more on The Guardian.

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