NSA: massive intercept metadata is insurance against terrorism




NSA: massive intercept metadata is insurance against terrorism

The massive gathering of metadata from U.S. phone users should be seen as an insurance policy against terrorism. That takes the deputy director of the NSA. Next week will be clear whether the powers of the service to be curtailed.

NSA NSA Deputy Director John Inglis admits collecting metadata of all U.S. phone users, such as their name, address and information about calls, most a terrorist attack occur. He said in a program of the U.S. public broadcaster, which The Guardian writes .

Nevertheless, the program is needed, think Inglis. He said it was an “insurance policy” against future terrorist attacks. “I’m not going to give up that insurance policy, because it is an important component to cover that I otherwise would not be able to cover a seam,” said Inglis, who is due to retire.

Next week the U.S. President Barack Obama probably known whether and how the powers of the NSA be curtailed. Advisers to the president have recommended him to the secret court that decides on allowing the interception of data and other forms of surveillance, to provide a public lawyer who will be placed. In court in front of the NSA behind closed doors Currently only performs the NSA a speech during sessions in the secret court, judges complain that they would give a very one-sided picture.

Friday, The Wall Street Journal wrote that Obama wants. Indiscriminate spying on Americans is not a violation of the U.S. Privacy Act There would then there should have been some suspicion before may be spied.


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