NSA

Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans

|

The nation's top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless searches of the content of Americans' communications caught up in collection on foreign targets.

The letter, sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), also disclosed that there are large gaps in how the government tracks searches on Americans' communications—and that the FBI simply does not track such searches at all.

Read more here.

Advertisement

NEXT: U.K. to U.S.: End the Haggis Ban

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Who cares, I’m paying 12 bucks a month for birth control.

    1. No Walmart near you? You could get it down to $9.

  2. Ha. The Huffpo are people therefore corporations are people!

    1. Because only people can post! Or did Reason give Anonbot blog privileges?

    2. Huffpo with a byline on Reason.

      *shudder*

      1. Disconcerting, I agree!

        But sometimes you have to take the war into the enemies’ camp…

        1. Their in our camp!

  3. the FBI simply does not track such searches at all.

    I’m sure Eric Holder will investigate himself for this any day now.

  4. When did Huffpo become a H&R blogger?

  5. Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans

    Besides me, is there anyone who didn’t know they were doing this?

    1. The real news is Huffpo publishing a piece that could actually, kinda, indirectly maybe/sorta unflattering to the Lightworker and His Administration.

  6. I wonder when they will tell us how many terrorists they have stopped. I bet I know the number.

    Related: I see from the newsmax headlines that the GOP is warning Obumbles not to overstep his bounds. For some reason they did not include the video. Here is the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cf4O-hUg78

  7. “The nation’s top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless searches of the content of Americans’ communications caught up in collection on foreign targets.”

    The government collecting the communication’s of foreigners who Americans may talk to is not a “broad sweep” of the communication’s of Americans.

    Is the argument that US intelligence agencies need a warrant to read Putin’s mail? If that’s the case, please make it clearly.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.