Report: Feds have no clue what data Snowden took

Thomas Lifson
If a report by Michael Isikoff, Matthew Cole, and Richard Esposito of NBC News is correct, the NSA domestic spying effort is even worse than we realized. It is bad enough to collect massive amounts of data on Americans' electronic communications, but allowing unknown people to access that data with no audit trail showing who looked at what is an invitation to tyranny. NBC reports: More than two months after documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden first began appearing in the news media, the National Security Agency still doesn't know the full extent of what he took, according to intelligence community sources, and is "overwhelmed" trying to assess the damage. Officials, including NSA Director Keith Alexander, have assured the public that the government knows the scope of the damage, but two separate sources briefed on the matter told NBC News that the NSA has been unable to determine how many documents he took and what they are. Even those people who think that it...(Read Full Post)

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