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Greenwald Claims Private Contractors Can Spy On Calls, Emails: ‘I Defy NSA Officials To Deny’ These Capabilities

Following up on Edward Snowden’s earlier claim that he could wiretap anybody as a low-level defense contractor—a claim denied by NSA officials and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers—Glenn Greenwald appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos and claimed that his forthcoming reporting would prove exactly that.

“It’s an incredibly powerful and invasive tool,” Greenwald said of the program Snowden used, “exactly the type that Mr. Snowden described. NSA officials are going to be testifying before the Senate on Wednesday, and I defy them to deny that these programs work exactly as I’ve just said.”

Greenwald described the capabilities of the program, accessible not just by NSA officials but by low-level private contractors:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/greenwald-claims-private-contract...



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These challenges make me laugh lol.

"NSA officials are going to be testifying before the Senate on Wednesday, and I defy them to deny that these programs work exactly as I’ve just said."

It's like when the stories first started to be revealed, Obama or intel "Officials" would say something, then Glenn would release more info that shows they were lying. I'm quite excited.

ecorob's picture

And you thought "fast and furious" put guns...

in criminal's hands?

Just wait until the gubbermint puts the power to rule you, to kill you, into any civilian (the highest bidders) hands.

Lets see how you like that.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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LittleWing's picture

Digital Blackwater: The companies analyzing your data

More on private contractors for NSA. Please read the following:

Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater
http://www.dailypaul.com/289184/digital-blackwater-the-compa...

SPIES FOR HIRE: Inside The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing http://timshorrock.com/?page_id=198

Senators Coburn and Levin 2012 Report PERMANENT INVESTIGATIONS Committee on Homeland Security
http://www.dailypaul.com/289184/digital-blackwater-the-compa...

Also read the ACLU reports on that comment which show that the spy networks have been set up in a way to purposely avoid FOIA. They have known there are thousands of government and private contractors that have sensitive information and about the abuses that have and can result.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

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