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Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:49 PM

 

NEW SNOWDEN LEAKS: In mid-2012, the Obama administration expanded the NSA's powers with secret memos

WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents.

In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions originating abroad — including traffic that flows to suspicious Internet addresses or contains malware, the documents show.

The Justice Department allowed the agency to monitor only addresses and “cybersignatures” — patterns associated with computer intrusions — that it could tie to foreign governments. But the documents also note that the N.S.A. sought to target hackers even when it could not establish any links to foreign powers.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/hunting-for-hackers-nsa-secretly-expands-internet-spying-at-us-border.html

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:51 PM

1. Our Constitutional Scholar strikes again

 

n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:47 PM

12. K&R

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:51 PM

2. that's exactly what the NSA should be doing.

 

The Justice Department allowed the agency to monitor only addresses and “cybersignatures” — patterns associated with computer intrusions — that it could tie to foreign governments.


I don't think there's going to be much criticism, let alone outrage, over these revelations.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:55 PM

4. "the N.S.A. sought to target hackers even when it could not establish any links to foreign powers."

 

Domestic hackers are a law enforcement problem, not an NSA problem.

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Response to peecoolyour (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:01 PM

5. meh, not like they were badges in cyberspace detailing their physical location

 

and loyalties.

when things get measured in nanoseconds, it's a bit implausible to suggest that they get warrants before tracing an attack.



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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:53 PM

3. Um, yeah, so? That's their job, you know, to monitor foreign communications.

 

And just because the NSA sought greater authority doesn't mean crap.

Just wait until Kim Jong Un gets wind of this, though!
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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:34 PM

7. Foreign communications have included...

 

...calls placed within the borders to places within the borders, but that were routed via foreign country.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:49 PM

13. They can get a fucking warrant.

 

n/t

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:50 PM

6. People claim to care about the Constitution, yet they defend this behavior.

 

Cognitive dissonance is a pain.

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:38 PM

8. The 4th Amendment is sooooooo inconvenient for government snoops.

 

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:26 PM

9. We should just acknowledge that the National Security State truly rules the country.

Congress and the President are there to serve as a facade for Democracy. The NSA, FBI, CIA, etc. don't change when a new political party gains control, they simply remain where they are. When's the last time a President/Congress cleaned house with these secret agencies? Maybe the 70's with the Church Committee.

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:27 PM

10. The Age of Privacy is dead and gone!

The digital age drove a wooden stake thru its heart!.... I welcome and embrace the complete and total transparency that is come!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:29 PM

11. I hope the next leaker dumps all the dirt the spooks have collected on our representatives. nt

 

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