August 16th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

The NSA's privacy problems

There are new revelations that the National Security Agency has been routinely breaking privacy rules.

An internal audit and other top secret documents, obtained by the Washington Post , found the spy agency racked up thousands of violations last year.

The NSA audit, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications.

NSA admits 'mistakes' amid criticism after audit shows it broke privacy rules

This news coming just days after President Obama assured the public the NSA is not interested in spying on ordinary people.

OutFront Radio show hosts Michael Medved, Stephanie Miller, and James Bamford, author of "The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA From 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America."

Filed under: National Security • News • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden • Politics
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  1. Mark Readi

    I saw this and thought that it states the point best: "Every single word you type into Facebook, Twitter or anything owned by Google is used to spy on you and manipulate you into buying things you don't need. Why would you do that? What do you tell yourself to rationalize letting those corporations do that to you? "

    August 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Reply

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