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Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

 
HarleyQuinn
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Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure
I searched and didn't see this yet, may have missed it. If this is a repeat, I am sorry.

In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.

Deep in the oceans, hundreds of cables carry much of the world's phone and Internet traffic. Since at least the early 1970s, the NSA has been tapping foreign cables. It doesn't need permission. That's its job.

The NSA is prohibited from spying on Americans or anyone inside the United States. That's the FBI's job and it requires a warrant.

Despite that prohibition, shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush secretly authorized the NSA to plug into the fiber optic cables that enter and leave the United States, knowing it would give the government unprecedented, warrantless access to Americans' private conversations.

Now, Obama was Senator at the time and voted against this.
This administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide," Obama said in a speech two days before that vote. "I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom."

TL:DR Bush & obummer are bad.. mkay?

[link to news.yahoo.com]

P.S. I really hate using yahpoo as a reference.

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