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NSA: We’re Too Big too Comply with Court Orders
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:49:57 AM »

NSA: We’re Too Big too Comply with Court Orders

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The National Security Agency refused to comply with a federal judge this week, arguing that they are just too big and complex to do so.

Responding to a court ruling that demanded the agency stop destroying evidence related to domestic surveillance, the NSA claimed that compliance with the court order “would be a massive and uncertain endeavor,” likely resulting in “severe operational difficulties that could jeopardize national security.”

The order stems from a 2008 lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that aims to uncover details of the agency’s domestic phone and internet surveillance programs.

“The public has a fundamental right to know how the federal government is interpreting surveillance and privacy laws,” EFF Senior Counsel David Sobel said. “If the Office of Legal Counsel has interpreted away federal privacy protections in secret, the public absolutely needs access to that analysis. There is no way for the public to intelligently advocate for reforms when we’re intentionally kept in the dark.”

The NSA has claimed that obtaining such information would require multiple databases and systems to be shut down, a process that would allegedly set the agency back several months

Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2014/06/nsa-big-comply-court-orders/#g5x6E5oSifUmx0be.99
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Re: NSA: We’re Too Big too Comply with Court Orders
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 03:13:56 PM »
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The NSA has claimed that obtaining such information would require multiple databases and systems to be shut down, a process that would allegedly set the agency back several months

I rather highly doubt that.  duplicate/clone the databases and then you can forensically examine the copies/clones while the main databases continue unmolested.

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Re: NSA: We’re Too Big too Comply with Court Orders
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 05:34:29 PM »
If they are too big to comply with the court orders, then they are too big to provide security for Americans.
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Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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