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Oh Yeah, The Government is Wiretapping Non-Terrorists After All

ABC News has some sigh-inducing interviews with NSA whistle-blowers who say that U.S. officers "intercepted" and eavesdropped on hundreds of calls from citizens overseas as they phoned family and friends back home. From the article:
"Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News.

"By casting the net so wide and continuing to collect on Americans and aid organizations, it's almost like they're making the haystack bigger and it's harder to find that piece of information that might actually be useful to somebody," she said. "You're actually hurting our ability to effectively protect our national security."
Here are some links to videos of the interviews:

Adrienne Kinne describes why it was "awkward" listening in on Americans...

Arab linguist David Murfee Faulk describes a day on the job...

Kinne says listening in on aid organizations was part of the job...

Jim Bamford tasks about how the NSA missed warning signs before 9/11...

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