August 27, 2013
I’m Shocked, Shocked…
…to find that spying is going on in here:
The employees even had a code name for the practice — “Love-int” — meaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners.
Dianne Feinstein, a senator who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, said the NSA told her committee about a set of “isolated cases” that have occurred about once a year for the last 10 years. The spying was not within the US, and was carried out when one of the lovers was abroad.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 27, 2013 09:55 AM
"John DeLong, NSA chief compliance officer, said that those errors were mainly unintentional"
He's probably right. If you spy on everybody, you are bound to happen upon your spouse sooner or later.
Did anyone ask him to clarify how errors could be "mainly unintentional"? It's not an error if it's intentional, except in hindsight, but I didn't think those actually qualify as errors.