The NSA quietly posts annual transparency report

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jun 27, 2014
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  1. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has quietly posted its inaugural transparency report on Tumblr yesterday, detailing information as it relates to the use of certain national security legal authorities by the NSA for calendar year 2013.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    "The NSA quietly posts annual transparency report"

    So they asked Snowden to share some more info? How considerate of them.
  3. Snowden is a traitor, a thief, a rat, and a coward

    Don't believe me? fine. Then have him live with you in your country and give him a security job and see what happens...
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Actually, the first three conditions you've put forward are factually true. Anyone who would dispute them is clearly ignorant of both U.S. law and the nature of Snowden's crimes.

    The last condition – cowardice – is somewhat problematic, however, given the consequences of his chosen actions. The link between subservience to fear and the conscious choice to put one's self in a dire situation is lost on me, I'm afraid.
  5. Careful there. you're baasically talking about the majority of politicians...
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    You are suffering under the delusion that everyone would have a problem with that. On the other hand you seem to want a security officer that will stand behind their employers, no matter how criminal they may be. If there ever is a time when the security officer must choose a side "the people or the employer". Which side do you honestly want the security officer to take? If you choose the employer, you are as pathetic as any terrorist. Once again here I am defending the people right to know how we are being treated. I want to know because I want to know if they can become threats in the future.
    TadMSTR, dms96960 and davislane1 like this.
  7. Avantare

    Avantare TS Rookie

    Seems the NSA taught him well. Snowden is an American Hero.
    dms96960 and Zoner1501 like this.
  8. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    transparent but done quietly? I think I need more lessons about transparency as I understood it to be 'open and loud'.

    the same can also be said about the NSA. lack of accountability, mass surveillance without court order. hiding behind the veil of 'national security' to justify any of its 'illegal acts'.
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  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    What Snowden did was not right but it was a good thing, it opened our eyes as to what is really going on and I think it took courage to do it but I'm afraid he cooked his goose. This is only my take on it.
  10. Why hasn't Snowden released the KFC secret recipe? C'mon, I need that 11th secret ingredient. He knows it. Bugger his morals.
  11. It's beetle dung with a dash of cocaine - to keep you coming back for more :s
  12. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    ask anonymous. for all the secrets in the world exposed by this group, kfc's secret herbs and spices remain hidden.

    I wait for the day Obama declassifies information taken by NSA regarding KFC's secret recipe.;)
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    Just because the government may know about someone elses secret, doesn't make that a government secret. My mind is set to a more serious note, than to laugh at a KFC joke on this topic. But by all means keep posting them, I'm sure there are those just like you, who will laugh at them. Yes, I'm accusing you of not taking surveillance serious. I do hope the day never comes that you are afraid to do anything in the privacy of your own home. Do you honestly not care, if you are being watched 24/7, just to justify national security in catching someone who may or may not commit a crime? Do you honestly not care, if something you say or do can be twisted and held against you? For people who strive for diversity and freedom, you seem to be going in a "one mind and one accord" direction. Keep it up and before long we actually will be wearing the mark of the beast on our forehead.
    dms96960 likes this.
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