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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, August 16, 2013

"N.S.A. Often Broke Rules on Privacy, Audit Shows"

From the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency violated privacy rules protecting the communications of Americans and others on domestic soil 2,776 times over a one-year period, according to an internal audit leaked by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden and made public on Thursday night.

The violations, according to the May 2012 audit, stemmed largely from operator and system errors like “inadequate or insufficient research” when selecting wiretap targets.

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