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Director of National Intelligence says PRISM reports "contain numerous inaccuracies"

Director of National Intelligence says PRISM reports
Everyone seems to be scrambling on this one, and more and more it looks like we should be suspicious of the reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian. Not only have most of the companies named in The Washington Post report about PRISM data collection denied involvement in any government program; now, the Director of National Intelligence has come out to say the reports "contain numerous inaccuracies".

Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, released a statement saying that there were "numerous inaccuracies" in the reports. He then went on to review Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which the reports cited as reasoning behind the data collection. Clapper finished off his statement as you might expect, by defending the data collection and trying to push blame on the reports.
Information collected under this program is among the most important and valuable foreign intelligence information we collect, and is used to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats. 

The unauthorized disclosure of information about this important and entirely legal program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans.
So, while Clapper may have said there were "inaccuracies", he also seems to admit that the data collection is happening, and he has also said that he wants to make some of the program declassified in order to prove that everything possible is being done to protect civil liberties.

*Update* Clapper has clarified his statement in an interview with the National Journal, answering the question "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?" by saying:
Not wittingly. There are cases where they could, inadvertently perhaps, collect—but not wittingly.

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posted on 06 Jun 2013, 23:10

1. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"The unauthorized disclosure of information about this important and entirely legal program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans."

I will reword this as:

"The unauthorized disclosure of information about this program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans."

I said in the other article....it being classified Top Secret....whoever is behind this leak is in a world of trouble...not talking about whether all this is right or wrong...just that their work protocols say this should have never been leaked, released, allowed to leave the building, etc.

Regardless of whether we think its right or wrong....this was classified info.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 23:45

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Regardless of whether we think its right or wrong....this was classified info."

And so, we should blindly accept the classification and shut the f*ck up? Are you aware that classification has been abused in the past? The only thing separating us from Adolph and Josef is the light of day that exposes blatant abuse of the 10 amendments to the US Constitution. Just this week, we lost the 4th amendment. How far does it have to go before you admit there has been an abuse of power?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:10

5. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like I said.....not talking about whether its right or wrong....just based on whatever the person's job was....this should have never been leaked.

If ppl are upset about this....they would be surprised about the other stuff they dont know about.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 05:35 2

3. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


"to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats"-- hah. What he meant is to raise wars and to convert all the American citizens to robots.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 06:17 2

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Bilderberg looks really upset

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:48

6. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Confused. This leak risks security, but he wants declassification?

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