NSA ‘Broke Privacy Rules Almost 3,000 Times In A Year’

août 18, 2013 · Posted in Censure et Filtrage du Net, Divers, InfoSec · Comment 

Online ÜberwachungAgency breaks rules designed to keep its surveillance in check thousands of times, according to an audit leaked by Edward Snowden.

An audit of the National Security Agency (NSA) highlighted 2,776 incidents where it had broken privacy rules or overstepped legal boundaries, according to another leak from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA, which has come under fire for broad surveillance methods over recent months, broke many rules thanks to simple human errors, according to an NSA audit handed to the Washington Post, dated May 2012 and covering the preceding 12 months of activity.

But in other instances it has been shown to pick and choose what it reveals to the courts and regulatory bodies governing its operations.

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