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Wednesday November 13, 2013

More NSA Transparency Would Lead To More Privacy Invasion

The NSA can't tell you how many Americans they've spied on because....wait for it...wait for would lead to an even bigger invasion of privacy than it already is. Ummm, what?!? roll eyes (sarcastic)

Robert Litt, general council for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said that determining the exact number of Americans whose data is collected would actually be a larger invasion of privacy than any that might already be happening. According to Litt, determining this number would require NSA analysts to look further into data آ— such as an email address آ— than they normally would, thus bringing up more information about that person just to determine if they were an American. He also said finding a more exact number would be quite resource intensive for the agency.