Thursday, March 20, 2014

Feds confirm Bush-era e-mail surveillance

Source: Politico

"Specifically, the President [George W Bush] authorized the the NSA to collect metadata related to Internet communications for the purpose of conducting targeted analysis to track Al Qaeda-related networks. Internet metadata is header/router/addressing information, such as the 'to,' 'from,' 'cc,' and 'bcc' lines, as opposed to the body or 're' lines, of a standard e-mail. Since July 2004, the collection of Internet metadata has been conducted pursuant to an Order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court."
-- a still-unidentified official from NSA's Signals Intelligence Directorate

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