But they still didn’t pick up on the Tsarnaev Brothers, even with a heads up from the Russians? From Fox News:
The National Security Agency’s surveillance network has the capacity to spy on 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Citing current and former NSA officials for the 75 percent figure, the paper reported that the agency can observe more of Americans’ online communications than officials have publicly acknowledged.
The NSA’s system of programs that filter communications, achieved with the help of telecommunications companies, is designed to look for communications that either start or end abroad, or happen to pass through the U.S. between foreign countries. However, the officials told the Journal that the system’s reach is so broad, that it is more likely that purely domestic communications will be intercepted as a byproduct of the hunt for foreign ones.
The story goes on to point out that the NSA programs described in this Journal story are different from the ones described in documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
If you are concerned about this government spying, I share your feelings, but I would ask those who are outraged about government violations of privacy, do you support Obamacare? If so, you have lost all cred on the issue of privacy, since the “Affordable Care Act” allows millions of new eyes to peruse your medical records, and after it collapses as planned from the outset, the same federal government that has you so up in arms will be in charge of your health care.
Connect the dots, Kids.