Secret audit of NSA shows thousands of privacy violations every year

This is actually a question I asked after Snowden's first interview where he revealed that low level NSA analysts routiinely accessed the private information of Americans. I wondered if the strict privacy rules that NSA and Obama keep insisting are enforced are actually honored in the breach. I was right. Washington Post: The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls. The documents, provided earlier this summer to The Washington Post by former NSA...(Read Full Post)