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  • just a conservative girl 9:58 PM on 06/06/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: clapper, , press release, verizon   

    Press Release of James Clapper on Verizon Phone Records 

    DNI Statement on Activities Authorized Under Section 702 of FISA

    Thursday, June 06, 2013

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    June 6, 2013

    DNI Statement on Activities Authorized Under Section 702 of FISA
    The Guardian and The Washington Post articles refer to collection of communications pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  They contain numerous inaccuracies.

    Section 702 is a provision of FISA that is designed to facilitate the acquisition of foreign intelligence information concerning non-U.S. persons located outside the United States.  It cannot be used to intentionally target any U.S. citizen, any other U.S. person, or anyone located within the United States.

    Activities authorized by Section 702 are subject to oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Executive Branch, and Congress. They involve extensive procedures, specifically approved by the court, to ensure that only non-U.S. persons outside the U.S. are targeted, and that minimize the acquisition, retention and dissemination of incidentally acquired information about U.S. persons.

    Section 702 was recently reauthorized by Congress after extensive hearings and debate.

    Information collected under this program is among the most important and valuable foreign intelligence information we collect, and is used to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats.

    The unauthorized disclosure of information about this important and entirely legal program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans.

    James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

  • just a conservative girl 11:23 AM on 06/06/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , hot air, , verizon   

    A Little Verizon Humor 

    It really isn’t funny at all.  We are being spied on by our own government.  It is very sad what this country has turned into.  I wonder how many customers Verizon is going to lose in the next few weeks?  I don’t have an account with them, but I would like to think that anyone that does switches and does it ASAP.

    can you hear me now

    • signpainterguy 5:21 PM on 06/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

      You can bet that every phone co. has been ordered to turn over the same info, so switching would be a waste of time, money and effort. Verizon is just the co. that The Guardian was informed about.

      Remember “Echelon” from the Clinton days ? It was a listening program that included satellites, super computers, our snoopy gov`t and the acquisition of EVERY electronically transmitted communication the world over. That`s right, EVERY ONE ! BTW, they said then, once it was learned of its existence, that it was discontinued. Mmm HMMM !

      Well, this new program puts names, numbers and addresses to all those communications by phone. Plus, times and durations of calls as well as frequency of calls to the same people. That we have been told of, so far. You can bet there`s more !

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