NSA’s Phone/Internet Spy System = Electronic “Stop and Frisk”

Posted: November 5, 2013 in General

Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle

[In an amazing admission, an NSA official proclaims the government attitude that the people have no right to telephone or internet privacy:  Because it’s just the same as the common (though now challenged, in name) police “stop and frisk” policy and practice. — Frontlines ed.]

NSA official cites ‘stop and frisk’ in effort to explain searches of phone records

November 4, 2013, McClatchy DC

— The general counsel of the National Security Agency on Monday compared the agency’s telephone metadata collection program to the highly controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice used by law enforcement officers, saying the agency uses that same standard to choose which phone numbers to query in its database.

“It’s effectively the same standard as stop-and-frisk,” Rajesh De said in an attempt to explain the evidentiary use of “reasonable and articulable suspicion” to identify which phone numbers to target from…

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