Thursday, September 12, 2013


Israel for obvious reasons is deeply involved in American politics so I would imagine that all the raw, unfiltered data is gets from the NSA may be used to influence politicians and almost anyone who may be of interest.
Report: NSA shares raw data on Americans with Israel
September 11, 2013 2:46PM ET

Newly revealed leaks by former security contractor Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency shares raw intelligence data with Israel without removing potential information about American citizens and officials, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

The secret deal between the NSA and its counterpart, the Israeli Sigint National Unit, is not binding and does not place any legal limits on the use of the data, according to a memorandum between the two security agencies. Snowden had reportedly obtained the document.

The memorandum said the NSA will not filter the intelligence in advance and requires Israel to destroy anything "that is either to or from an official of the U.S. government." In the agreement, the NSA trusts its Israeli counterpart with protecting the privacy rights of Americans.
UPDATE: McClatchy reports that 16,000 American phone numbers were "mistakenly" put on the NSA's watch list/

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

a related question.