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New York Times: "No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A."

General Keith Alexander (2nd L), director of the National Security Agency (NSA) testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a congressional hearing on Tuesday amid a public uproar that has expanded from anger over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans to spying on European allies. Alongside Alexander are NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis (L), U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (2nd R) and Deputy Attorney General James Cole. REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/world/no-morsel-too-minusc...
Documents Show N.S.A. Efforts to Spy on Both Enemies and Allies
In classified documents obtained by Edward J. Snowden and shared with The New York Times by The Guardian, the British news organization, the National Security Agency emerges as an electronic omnivore, routinely spying on friends as well as foes.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/11/03/world/document...

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To be honest...

this article is reassuring. I worked for municipal government a number of years ago, until I got so bored with a job that had little to do and I hate twiddling my thumbs so I quit, and the general incompetence, laziness, low intelligence, and stupidity of the average government employee insures that mostly this is all a joke. Occasionally they get lucky and find a terrorist before they blow something up, but not too likely.