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June 8, 2013
Internet surveillance foiled NY terrorist plot - or did it?
An anonymous US government source claims that internet surveillance helped thwart a plot to bomb the New York city subway system. But Buzzfeed is reporting that public documents contradict that claim. Reuters: A secret U.S. intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, U.S. government sources said on Friday. In February 2010, Zazi pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to charges that included conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and providing material support to terrorists. Miller said authorities traced the sender of the email to a suburb of Denver. At the time of Zazi's arrest, U.S. authorities revealed that he had been tracked from Denver to New York, where, after a brief interlude during which U.S. investigators lost track of him, he was arrested by the FBI. The sources said Representative Mike...(Read Full Post)