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Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress

cold fjord (826450) writes | about 10 months ago

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cold fjord (826450) writes "Fox News reports, "A U.S. senator on Friday pressed the National Security Agency on whether its controversial spying practices extend to monitoring members of Congress. “Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked in a letter to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander released from the senator’s office. Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” defines spying as monitoring the phone calls, emails and internet traffic of elected officials.""
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Pointless (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#45862911)

Outlaw guns only outlaws have guns.
Ask lying scum not to lie, of course lying scum will lie.

There is no lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#45863383)

Ask lying scum not to lie, of course lying scum will lie

Actually there is no lie, as there is no truth either.

What surprised me (actually, there ought to be no surprises as the morons have occupied the Congressional Hill) is that that Senator actually "ask" NSA to tell them that they don't spy on the Congress, AFTER NSA has been caught red handed on spying on everyone.

Of course we aren't spying on Congress (1)

symbolset (646467) | about 10 months ago | (#45863821)

Your metadata just gets swept up at the switch and tower with everybody else's. Then we have to isolate the content associated with the Globally Unique Subject IDs (GUSIDs) for Congress so they can be put in the "no peeking" storage. And by metadata, that's a euphemism for "all the data". But it's in the "no peeking" files, so it's not spying unless someone peeked, which of course nobody we ever send to testify before Congress would ever have any knowledge of. By the way, congratulations on your daughter's fine performance at last night's recital, condolences on those medical test results. Oh - your housekeeper is stealing your son's cocaine, you might want to look into that.
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