Whistleblower Says NSA Monitors Everybody, Targets Reporters and Dissidents | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Whistleblower Says NSA Monitors Everybody, Targets Reporters and Dissidents

By Tom Corelis, Daily Tech

In a scenario that sounds like the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist, former NSA analyst and now-whistleblower Russell Tice unveiled a massive NSA spying and wiretap program, which he claims vacuumed up an astonishing amount of communications and financial data on journalists and innocent Americans…

Tice could not say whether the program was still in operation, as his access to all such information was shut off after being fired in 2005. Shortly after voicing his initial allegations, as well as serving as a source for the New York Times article that launched the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s warrantless wiretapping investigation, Tice was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in what The Raw Story called “an apparent attempt at intimidation.”

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http://www.eff.org/press/mentions/2009/1/24

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