Officials defend NSA after new privacy details

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  • sjames AMERICAN FORK, UT
    July 7, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    Uncle_Fester ""whistle blowers" protected nobody except terrorists."
    I'm not sure how you can say that, this sweeping NSA data mining was never even affecting the terrorists. They're not any more or less protected than they were before the whistle blowers because what was exposed literally had nothing to do with terrorists. Government agencies were using that data to spy on US citizens. Some of the data was even used in conjunction with the DEA to make low level drug busts. In fact, I haven't heard of a single situation in which the NSA was keeping track of these terrorists using illegal methods.

  • Uncle_Fester Niskayuna, NY
    July 7, 2014 6:41 a.m.

    The revelations from so-called "whistleblowers" protected nobody except terrorists. Once surveillance methods are exposed the enemy changes the way it does business and everyone loses. The magalomania of the "whistleblower" combined with a thoughtless and incautious media and politicians looking either to sell news or just be politically obstreperous and the utter foolishness of the tin-foil hat wearing crowd are all complicit here and have done tremendous damage to our security.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    July 6, 2014 11:12 p.m.

    Well, golly gee willikers! Imagine that. The NSA is going way beyond what the law allows. I'd say I'm shocked, but this is standard fare for the Dear Leader.