Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sudden concern for the law

"Collection of domestic phone records under the USA FREEDOM Act" (Electrospaces).  A story that went by without much notice, but when you think about it, it makes no sense.  Since when did the NSA dump data because of privacy concerns, or the law?  What if two terrorists were planning a terrorist act against Americans, wouldn't break under the usual American torture, and the only available evidence was on those phone records!  It's the stuff of NSA nightmares:
"In the public statement it is said that the massive metadata deletion follows from the NSA's "core values of respect for the law, accountability, integrity, and transparency" but outsiders speculated about other motives: were these records destroyed before the Trump administration could misuse them?"
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