U.S. privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worrying

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sukebe wrote:

This ‘privacy watchdog’ wouldn’t be watchdogging anything if it wern’t for Snowden. So, how valid is their opinion on the matter?

Jul 02, 2014 6:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MassResident wrote:

Police state tactics are effective at protecting the government from its own citizens. They are obviously useless at protecting the public from enemies “foreign or domestic”.

Jul 02, 2014 8:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Saros wrote:

“The board, set up in 2004, is an independent government agency within the executive branch”

Been in place for 10 years. While the NSA has been trampling the 4th amendment for at least that long. Very effective oversight board. I’m impressed. NOT.

Jul 02, 2014 9:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Effective at what? It’s not effective of preserving the way of life of the USA because it goes against the whole concept of why the nation was founded and it goes against all the concepts that made the USA what it is.

So again – it’s effective at what? If you say tyranny – then I guess I’d have to agree… it’s effective for that.

Jul 02, 2014 10:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Yes, it’s been going on a while – lookup ‘Carnivore’ and ‘Prism’ – both monitoring tools, been around since the 90′s – if not before that.

Jul 02, 2014 10:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse

First, this is a government-created board (www.pclob.gov) – note the .gov extension. Second, this is also the same group that said in January 2014 that the program “lacks a viable legal foundation”. So, how are they trustworthy at all? This is nonsense.

Jul 02, 2014 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Completely against the Constitution and no court will hear any challenge (cite ‘national defense’) because it is so blatantly illegal and they know it. ‘National Security’ has killed, flat out murdered, the Constitution.

Jul 02, 2014 1:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
z0rr0 wrote:

The NSA is not “worrying”. The snooping on US citizens is probably un-Constitutional, outside of the DOD mission, and certainly un-American.

Jul 03, 2014 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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