Saturday, August 24, 2013

NSA Officers Spy on Their Love Interests

Build a spy network and it will be abused. First, they spied on their love interests.

WSJ reports:
National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.

The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.

Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying.

The “LOVEINT” examples constitute most episodes of willful misconduct by NSA employees, officials said.


  1. I am sure this is never done to members or congress, the media, or a certain Supreme Court justice who changed his opinion of Obamacare after already writing the brief declaring it unconstitutional.

  2. Bureaucrats will abuse power every single time. No exceptions.

  3. up close and personal ,way too much.

  4. I predicted this EXACT scenario years ago to the neocons who kept professing that you had no worries if you had nothing to hide.

    Quite a few years ago I knew this drop-dead gorgeous woman who used to brag about getting a cop to pull over and harass an ex-boyfriend of hers. I have no idea whether there was a "trade" for that service (it wouldn't surprise me), but both men and women will commit heinous acts where love (or sex) is concerned.

  5. Anyone remember that movie "True Lies".

  6. No link to the article?