Feb 262016
 February 26, 2016  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Were they not paying attention or did they think the public would just be okay with greater invasions of our privacy?

Charlie Savage reports:

The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies.

Read more in the New York Times.

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