They Know Much More Than You Think by James Bamford | The New York Review of Books

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National Security Agency Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 

“In a recent New York Review blog post, Kenneth Roth, director of Human Rights Watch and a former federal prosecutor, commented that “upon scrutiny” many of the plots referred to by the NSA

 

appear in fact to have been uncovered not because of the mass collection of our metadata but through more traditional surveillance of particular phone numbers or e-mail addresses—the kinds of targeted inquiries that easily would have justified a judicial order allowing review of records kept by communications companies or even monitoring the content of those communications.”

 

They Know Much More Than You Think by James Bamford | The New York Review of Books.

 

James Bamford has written more about the NSA over a longer period than anyone I know.  This piece in the NYRB is worth reading.

 

 

 

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