NSA officials deny 'blanket' spying in Salt Lake during 2002 Olympics

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  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 21, 2017 11:03 a.m.

    With the restriction of free speech during the Olympics (remember the free speech zones) why would it be far-fetched to think massive surveillance occurred?

  • peace out Columbus, OH
    March 20, 2017 9:24 p.m.

    My Olympian was kept safe.
    I don't care what they did or whose rights were violated. These particular Olympics had the potential of becoming a bloodbath.

  • JMHO Kanab, UT
    March 20, 2017 9:17 a.m.

    I believe them. After all they said they didn't do it.

  • JLindow St George, UT
    March 19, 2017 10:28 a.m.

    Even if the case went to court and revealed appalling criminality on the part of the government, I wonder whether there would be any accountability, or would it instead end up like the torture revelations with nobody being held to account at all, guaranteeing that criminal behavior will be protected.

  • danielgeery Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2017 10:08 a.m.

    While the article is confusing, "... NSA operations director, and Michael Hayden, who headed the federal intelligence organization in 2002, both submitted declarations... claiming there was a mass, warrantless surveillance program at the Olympics." But the very title (and article contents elsewhere), say otherwise. While one may question the importance of this now, it does go the heart of what the NSA and like agencies are really doing.

    And this leads to and raises a larger, major issue: What about the Vault 7 Wikileaks dump, clearly exposing the nefarious activities of our intelligence agencies, along with related exposures of NSA wrongdoing? After my second call to Senator Hatch's Office, I was told that Senator Hatch yet has no plans for dealing with this most major information. All I can think of is to encourage others to familiarize themselves with the significance of this exposure, and to ask their Utah reps, including Senator Hatch, to at least issue a statement on this, and presumably what they intend to do.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    March 19, 2017 6:28 a.m.

    Rocky is still around?

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2017 11:05 p.m.

    Who cares? We had just had 9-1 so if they were it may have been justified.