It doesn't seem to matter what Congress thinks or what the Constitution says anymore, if that's any kind of surprise. They're spying on us all, in everything we do. Does anybody care?
My biggest question is, has any terrorist been stopped, arrested, tried and convicted legitimately using these tactics? OK, no, even bigger. Has any American been arrested, tried and convicted of something other than terrorism using these tactics?
NSA quietly expands domestic spying program, even as Congress balks
"According to current and former intelligence officials, the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records," Gorman adds. "The NSA receives this so-called 'transactional' data from other agencies or private companies, and its sophisticated software programs analyze the various transactions for suspicious patterns. Then they spit out leads to be explored by counterterrorism programs across the U.S. government, such as the NSA's own Terrorist Surveillance Program, formed to intercept phone calls and emails between the U.S. and overseas without a judge's approval when a link to al Qaeda is suspected."
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