Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties

The real winners were actually the NSA

Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties
Jay Syrmopoulos | Free Thought Project


Washington, D.C. – The passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, by the U.S. House, has been touted by some as a huge win for civil liberties. Surprisingly, the real winners were actually the NSA.

“What no one wants to say out loud is that this is a big win for the NSA, and a huge nothing burger for the privacy community,” said a former senior intelligence office, while speaking to The Daily Beast.

The bill doesn’t actually end or suspend the phone records program, but simply requires phone companies to hold onto these records rather than the NSA.

Additionally, under this bill the NSA will now get cell phone records in addition to the landline call records. Under the current collection regime, only landline call records are kept.

“The NSA is coming out of this unscathed,” Joel Brenner, the NSA’s former inspector general, told The Daily Beast. “I think no one thought it was in the realm of the possible before this bill.”

The irony is that this is exactly what former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander had wanted to implement previously, but the idea was shelved due to the extreme unlikeliness of Congress being willing to pass such legislation.

“The USA Freedom Act”—the supposed reining in of the NSA—“was literally born from Alexander,” the former official said.

In essence the NSA got exactly what it wanted.

So keep in mind that you will read all sorts of stories and headlines about how the latest USA FREEDOM Act ends “bulk” collection.

It doesn’t!

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6 comments on “Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties
  1. Reblogged but did not show right so had to delete.Just a series of letters in a vertical row. From now on will have to do a copy and paste.
    Bob A.

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  2. Reblogged this on boudicabpi2015 and commented:
    Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties

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  3. Reblogged this on Thoughts and Ideas and commented:
    More “smoke & mirrors” from your government…:-/

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  4. Yup, more smoke & mirrors for the spooks. Wonder if they’ll try to collect hand written letters as well?

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