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Has NSA Spying Led to Any Abuses?

August 24th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Via Drudge, The Times reports that there indeed have been NSA abuses. I’ve been looking for even a single example of someone hurt by the NSA, and here is an example— though personal, not political.

The employees even had a code name for the practice – “Love-int” – meaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners.

Dianne Feinstein, a senator who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, said the NSA told her committee about a set of “isolated cases” that have occurred about once a year for the last 10 years. The spying was not within the US, and was carried out when one of the lovers was abroad.

One employee was disciplined for using the NSA’s resources to track a former spouse, the Associated Press said.

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