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NSA Issues Press Release Regarding XKEYSCORE

(what the hell is the "Central Security Service"?)

...we offer the following points for clarification:

XKEYSCORE is used as part of NSA's lawful foreign signals intelligence collection system. By the nature of NSA's mission, which is the collection of foreign intelligence, all of our analytic tools are aimed at information we collect pursuant to lawful authority to respond to foreign intelligence requirements - nothing more.

Allegations of widespread, unchecked analyst access to NSA collection data are simply not true. Access to XKEYSCORE, as well as all of NSA's analytic tools, is limited to only those personnel who require access for their assigned tasks. Those personnel must complete appropriate training prior to being granted such access - training which must be repeated on a regular basis. This training not only covers the mechanics of the tool but also each analyst's ethical and legal obligations. In addition, there are multiple technical, manual and supervisory checks and balances within the system to prevent deliberate misuse from occurring.


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Everyone should relax, this was expected, and nothing more than

a Sheep report. This was for the fewer and fewer people that believe anything the ministry of propaganda says, and is nothing more than executive talking points to distract from reality. Just imagine how many millions here this and think, well thank goodness the government is protecting me from the terrorists. This is nothing more than the terror alert color scheme, to keep the sheep busy, but unfortunately like everything else the sheep were not interested in the color charts, so they took them down. Had they checked them like they do the weather, then we might by now have a full rainbow of colors to let us know if the terrorist is hiding behind our woodpile, or simply plotting to hide behind the woodpile. One thing is for sure the entire NSA is a pile.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an


"This training not only covers the mechanics of the tool but also each analyst's ethical and legal obligations. In addition, there are multiple technical, manual and supervisory checks and balances within the system to prevent deliberate misuse from occurring."

This system has nothing to do with protecting the American public.

wolfe's picture

I do legit business with China...

Does this mean my patentable ideas, and all of my other communications get monitored because I communicate with folks in China on a regular basis? And of course, it means ALL of my communications are subject to "legal" search, and not just the exchanges with China.

How is that OK? There was a debate back when this was implemented under Bush and the majority of people went along with it because it didn't effect them.

So it's ok for them to violate my privacy because I do business internationally?

What happens when one of those tech heads sees an idea that I am having developed? We all have things to hide, some for legal reasons, some for other reasons. Anyone who says otherwise, or says it is OK because I speak with Chinese folks, is a fool.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -


Think of the insider trading, pending legislation, inter-company information, and it goes on and on and on ...

Knowledge is power.

manual and supervisory checks and balances within the system

Yeah. According to the powerpoint, the user needs to type something into the "justification" field.

oh, why didnt they say so

oh, why didnt they say so then /s

One instance of misuse is one instance too much, the kind of thing you are building N0BODY should have, people expect their right to privacy, not the illusion of it as it is with security.....

Give a tool that deals with information gathering, the kind that bypases search and seizures to a system suspected of corruptness, oh yeah, see nothing wrong with our futures here

Natl Spying Agency

why should we believe what the National Spying Agency tells us ?

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

sharkhearted's picture

Why should we believe ANYTHING these idiots say?

They are so discredited. IGNORE their "press releases."

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Is this all of it?

If not will someone post the remainder of the response in the comments here so I don't have to click on the link please?

ETA Nevermind, I went on and clicked it to read the whole thing... it made me nauseous to do it.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

fireant's picture

Ya. I bet the IRS has similar procedures as a check and balance


Undo what Wilson did

What are the names of the

What are the names of the people conducting the training programs and why should I trust them?

Snowden's father was on Anderson Cooper tonight and mentioned the money people are making off these spying programs. Also Justin Amash was on. I hope someone posts the whole segments.

In other NAS news;
NSA Admits: 'We Do Store All Your Data But We Don't Look At It All'

One person making money...

Congressman Mike Rogers. His wife is Kristi Clemens Rogers.


....Rogers' wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers, was, until recently, the president and CEO of Aegis LLC a "security" defense contractor company, whom she helped to secure a $10 billion (with a b) contract with the State Department. The company describes itself as "a leading private security company, provides government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led, culturally-sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world."

... Oh, and Kristi Rogers recently changed jobs as well, such that she's now the "managing director of federal government affairs and public policies" at Manatt a big lobbying firm, where (surprise, surprise) she's apparently focused on "executive-level problem solving in the defense and homeland security sectors."

another load off

me feeble shmacksoaked cerebellum
I'm sleeping better, already.