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  1. Mar 2019
    1. if analysts stumble across evidence that an American has committed any crime, they will send it to the Justice Department.


    2. There is a parallel debate about the FISA Amendments Act’s warrantless surveillance program. National security analysts sometimes search that act’s repository for Americans’ information, as do F.B.I. agents working on ordinary criminal cases. Critics call this the “backdoor search loophole,” and some lawmakers want to require a warrant for such searches.

      Things the majority of people dont know or probably understand.

    3. But Patrick Toomey, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, called the move an erosion of rules intended to protect the privacy of Americans when their messages are caught by the N.S.A.’s powerful global collection methods. He noted that domestic internet data was often routed or stored abroad, where it may get vacuumed up without court oversight.

      can be used for the use of court but will most likely not

    4. In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

      Not a good thing that theyre giving more power to the people thatre using more power than they already have.

    5. a 23-page, largely declassified copy of the procedures.

      Terms and conditions we dont accept but exist anyways

    6. Previously, the N.S.A. filtered information before sharing intercepted communications with another agency, like the C.I.A. or the intelligence branches of the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The N.S.A.’s analysts passed on only information they deemed pertinent, screening out the identities of innocent people and irrelevant personal information.

      emplying that is no longer the case and that they are indeed doing things they know they shouldnt be