Barack Obama gave a speech last Friday addressing the issue of the NSA and spying on Americans.
He said, “If you look at the reports, even the disclosures that Mr. Snowden’s put forward, all the stories that have been written, what you’re not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people’s phone calls or inappropriately reading people’s emails.”
The only problem is … that’s not true.
Thanks to a bombshell report from the Washington Post, an internal audit found that “the NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”
Most of the infractions resulted in the unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreigners within the United States. “The more serious lapses include unauthorized access to intercepted communications, the distribution of protected content and the use of automated systems without built-in safeguards to prevent unlawful surveillance.”
The more we learn, the more we should be concerned about our privacy and the fact that our government, including Obama, has lied about to us.
Source: Washington Post