... the AP informs us that all your internet communications are belong to Barack.
BREAKING: NSA collected thousands of US internet communications over 3 years with no terror connection
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 21, 2013
Bloomberg has more:
- NSA illegally intercepted Americans’ messages, FISA court found.
- Violations occurred tens of thousands of times
- Agency complied with order to revise collection procedures
- Agency was collecting data off Internet backbone
And back to AP:
The nations' top intelligence official is declassifying three secret U.S. court opinions showing how the National Security Agency scooped up as many as 56,000 emails annually over three years and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper authorized the release Wednesday.
The opinions show that when the NSA reported to the court in 2011 that it was inadvertently collecting as many as 56,000 Internet communications by Americans with no collection to terrorism, the court ordered the NSA to find ways to limit what it collects and how long it keeps it.
Remember: Snowden is not a whistleblower... He is a terrorist. And the FISA Court would have eagerly solicited all this information on its own. Seriously
Full document from the FISA court below: