Thursday, April 16, 2009

No Surprises 

Apparently, the National Security Agency wiretapped beyond the legal limits, all by accident!
he National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.

Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.

Update (11:34AM EST): Sullivan is right, let's hear from the right wingers who were all in a tizzy about the DHS report mentioning the rist of right wing extremism (but also touches on left wing extremism). Are they concerned about everyone's civil liberties, or just their own?


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