In 2010, NSA analysts were instructed to disregard previous restrictions when it came to analyzing phone call and email logs belonging to Americans that had connections to foreign targets, and to use any other information data they could collect about the person from public, commercial and other sources to create a detailed picture of their lives and their connection to the person of interest, NYT reports.
Details of twelve recorded cases since 2003 in which analysts misused US intelligence agencies' surveillance capabilities to spy on their love interest or other not authorized subjects have been revealed by NSA inspector General Dr.
In order to restore the constitutional liberties that have been eroded by invasive surveillance and end secret interpretations of the law that vastly exceed the intent of Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have introduced legislation to reform domestic surveillance laws and the secret surveillance court.
Edward Snowden's successful exfiltration of confidential NSA documents has proved that the background checks executed for government personnel in order to receive the needed security clearance are not foolproof.
Cisco announced enhancements to its portfolio of safety and security solutions with video surveillance architectures and new Internet of Things (IoT) enabled solutions that ease management of millions of connected cameras and devices.
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