Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

NSA Data Will Soon Be Used for U.S. Domestic Policing

The Massachusetts branch of the ACLU:

The wall separating “foreign” intelligence operations from domestic criminal investigations has finally, fully collapsed. The FBI now plans to act on a rule change initiated by the Bush administration and finally massaged into actionable policy by Obama: Soon, domestic law enforcement agencies like the FBI will be able to search through communications collected under the mysterious authority of executive order 12333. Now, FBI agents can query the NSA’s database of Americans’ international communications, collected without warrants pursuant to Section 702 of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act.

Actions like these cannot be legitimized. This is disturbing.