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.
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:

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6 Comments

1. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

3. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Bilderberg looks really upset

6. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

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