Top Secret Rules Allow NSA to Use US Data Without a Warrant … NSA Powers Wider than Thought


Like we did not think this already …

From the Drudge Report comes the following regarding the NSA, SECRET NSA POWERS WIDER THAN THOUGHT.


From the Guardian comes the news that the NSA powers are much more wider and intrusive that previously thought. Why is this not a shock? The Guardian is reporting that the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant. Huh, weren’t we told they always needed a warrant? It would appear Obama lied to us once again. Is it any wonder why many were so upset that Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA … Just how much of what they do is really known and is it Constitutional?

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information “inadvertently” collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.

The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target “non-US persons” under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance.

The documents show that even under authorities governing the collection of foreign intelligence from foreign targets, US communications can still be collected, retained and used.

More from Mediaite: The Guardian: Info ‘Inadvertently Acquired’ By NSA ‘Can Be Retained, If It Is Useful’.

Much More at Drudge:

Spy agency can snoop without warrant…
… Keep data collected ‘inadvertently’
Lawyers eye for evidence in murder, divorce cases…
CLAIM: Top judges, generals, politicians wiretapped…
Judge’s one-paragraph order governs mass collection…
REPORT: SKYPE helped gov’t access customer data…
McConnell: Attack on free speech…
Govt to map your ‘every move’…

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    4 Responses to “Top Secret Rules Allow NSA to Use US Data Without a Warrant … NSA Powers Wider than Thought”

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    2. Kable on June 21st, 2013 6:22 pm

      ……Except for the fact it’s not true. Still need a warrant for an American. Says so right in the article.
      You back the treasonous Snowden (who was just charged with espionage) all you want, it just reinforces how un-American you really are.
      SM: Who says I back Snowden? Just shows how ignorant you are. I back the US Constitution.

    3. katts on June 22nd, 2013 9:11 am

      Again, I support Snowden for the very reasons I am allowed (for now) to post a vastly differing opinion – Constitutional protections, and the opportunity SM’s website provides and is allowed(for now).

      Steve Woznizk (Apple co-founder) expresses that same sentiment:

      As Dr Paul Craig Robert(Regan Administration) warns:(previously posted )

      President Obama, allegedly educated in constitutional law, justified Clapper’s program of spying on every communication of every American citizen as a necessary violation of Americans’ civil liberties that “protects your civil liberties.” Contrast the lack of veracity of the President of the United States with the truthfulness of Snowden, who correctly stated that the NSA spying is an “existential threat to democracy.”

      The current administration who tramples on the constitution to purposely diminish personal rights calls Snowden a traitor for truth

      The citizens who wish to protect the constitution to ensure and enhance personal rights call Snowden a traitor for truth.

    4. Rightknight on June 22nd, 2013 9:40 am

      Ultimately the data collection will not only be completely
      unbridled, but will be shared across any and all ‘Government’
      Bureaus and Departments for two main purposes: 1.) Confiscation
      of Wealth and Property, and 2.) Complete control and management
      of We the People by Central Planning (Political Class).

      Are we to stand by idly and watch our Constitution be shredded by
      our own employees? Voters can vote themselves into slavery if they
      are not self-informed and are lazy to boot.

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