As courts release formerly classified documents, albeit heavily blacked out, the extent of surveillance overreach gets a bigger paper trail.
Enclosed is one sample document discussing in detail the FISC Court’s (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) unease with many of the NSA’s actions.
It’s tough reading, given the blacked out sections on virtually every page, but revealing.
Have a look.
The short version:
“The government acknowledges that the NSA exceeded the scope of authorized acquisition continuously during more than XXX years…”
“The NSA’s acquisitions had exceeded the scope of what the government had requested…”
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