Thursday, August 15, 2013

WaPo: NSA Intercepted a "Large Number" of Calls Placed From Washington DC

As part of its breaking story on NSA spying on Amercans, WaPo is reporting that in one instance, the NSA decided that it need not report the unintended surveillance of Americans, including a 2008 interception of a “large number” of calls placed from Washington D. C..

NSA claims the calls were intercepted  because of "a programming error [that] confused the U.S. area code 202 for 20, the international dialing code for Egypt." according to an NSA "quality assurance" review that was not distributed to the NSA’s oversight staff, reports WaPo.

1 comment:

  1. No wonder why the two big parties in dc can always get the votes they want in congress and the coverage they need by dc based reporters. Not hard to imagine a lot of blackmail being obtained this way.