Is this any over-sight on the NSA?
Even more scandals from the NSA … not only are they spying on “We the People,” they are using billion dollar equipment to spy on their girl friends? Unreal, through LOVEINT, intelligence was gathered by NSA agents that targeted their sweethearts, would-be or actual. Glad we are using this high tech information for its intended purpose, protecting us from terrorists. So how much did this cost tax payers? Can some one just come out and admit that the NSA has been given far too much unsupervised power and it needs to be reined in now!
National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.
The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.
Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying.
How is it that I can lose my job if I use company resources for personal use, but NSA officers can use government, tax payer spy equipment for their personal use to spy on girl friends and they get a slap on the write, at best?