Category U.S. Spying
Nine out of every 10 records in a sample of NSA surveillance data came from unrelated account holders — many of which were U.S. citizens. “In the Post’s analysis, “nearly half” of the files contained details that the NSA had marked as belonging to US citizens or residents, which the agency masked, or “minimized,” to protect […]
A New York Times report says Chinese hackers accessed databases in the Office of Personnel Management, where sensitive employee data is stored. Read more here.
• The leaders of America’s intelligence services said the loss of surveillance capabilities could lead to a “catastrophic” 9/11-like attack on the United States. DNI James Clapper and NSA director Keith Alexander testified as new legislation was introduced in Congress with substantial bipartisan support to limit NSA surveillance capabilities. • The intelligence officials agreed in principle to the declassification […]