For almost 100 years, the aclu has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the united states. The us government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including at&t, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary americans since at least 2001. You should be asking why the criminal federal government is spending $85 billion annually to spy on all of us you should be upset please get upset and please begin asking questions.
But the us spying activities have gone beyond the intended espionage act of 1917 the primary purpose of the us espionage activities on its friends is to seek out international control in whatever field, whether it is political, economic, military, or otherwise. Point #3: the bush-nsa spying was not authorized by any of these lawstitle iii and ecpa govern domestic criminal wiretaps and are not relevant to the nsa's spying fisa is the law under which the nsa should have operated. Should the united states be spying on its friends in amid new storm in us-europe relationship, a call for talks on spying, alison smale reports on the brewing anger in europe and elsewhere about the extent of americans' spying abroad.
Why is the us spying on germany what was the name of the black guy, who increased the us public debt from 10 to 20 trillion, who got the peace price, but there was no single day in his 8 years, were his country was not on war. It turns out that revelations from former nsa contractor edward snowden two years ago that the us government was spying on americans was only a small part of a much larger story nearly a decade. 1 a majority of americans (54%) disapprove of the us government's collection of telephone and internet data as part of anti-terrorism efforts, while 42% approve of the program democrats are divided on the program, while republicans and independents are more likely to disapprove than approve, according to a survey we conducted in spring 2014. At the start of june 2013, a large number of documents detailing surveillance by intelligence agencies such as the us's nsa and uk's gchq started to be revealed, based on information supplied by nsa whistle blower, edward snowden.
The huffington post features americas quarterly advance release article on the implications of the us national security agency (nsa) activites in latin america. Two revelations about government programs designed to sift through the public's phone calls and social media interaction have raised questions about what the government should be allowed to do.
Yes well, the us doesn't need to spy on certain friends (the five eyes: uk, canada, australia, new zealand) these nations all interoperate their intelligence agencies spying costs a lot, so when you each have a desk in each others' intelligence agencies and grant full clearance to classified. National security agency headquarters should the united states be spying on its friends washington dc baltimore berlin, germany bundestag sawyer bessler. The us government should collect foreign intelligence to fulfill its most important role, which is to protect the security, liberty and well-being of its citizens.
Only with a court's approval and monitoring there are always times when a citizen can and should be monitored with/without their knowledge the law provides for warrants issued by a judge for this purpose. France's le monde newspaper reported that the french government is spying on its citizens in much the same way as the united states according to the paper, the direction generale de la securite. The court also approves procedures for minimizing (protecting the privacy) of information about us citizens collected as part of the surveillance comey's view of the value of section 702 is.
Germany's discovery that an american diplomat was spying on its economics ministry raises the question of why the us engaged in economic espionage on its allies. America's spying apparatus needs to be placed under additional constraints the white house admitted on monday as the spanish government expressed serious concern about reports that. More us spying on france may have again been useful in 1985, when new zealand arrested two french agents caught sinking a greenpeace ship that was set to interfere with some french nuclear tests.
The law is geared towards non-citizens outside of the us, but as privacy advocates argue, it is inevitable that the communications of us citizens and those of non-citizens lawfully living in. In the case of the nsa, unless its tests are keenly accurate and there are more us terrorists than people living in south dakota, its spying activities are simply not justified the us government has spied on american citizens before. To those who study or even practiced espionage, us spying on allies is hardly new a friend today may not be a friend tomorrow, experts say. European union leaders on friday vowed to maintain a strong trans-atlantic partnership despite their anger over allegations of widespread us spying on its allies some countries though are reportedly pushing for a un resolution for new surveillance rules to be agreed upon with the us by the end of the year.