US /


NSA: Search Our Own Emails? We Actually Can't
ProPublica's Freedom of Information Act request gets the brush-off
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 23, 2013 2:46 PM CDT
This June 6, 2013, file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

(Newser) – The NSA's mighty information-gathering powers apparently do not extend to its own employees' inboxes. ProPublica filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the spy agency, asking for all emails between its employees and the National Geographic Channel, which has aired some decidedly NSA-friendly documentaries. The agency refused, saying it had "no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up," describing the record system as "a little antiquated."

Needless to say, ProPublica isn't exactly buying that; writer Justin Elliott points out that major corporations and government agencies conduct bulk email searches all the time. "It's just baffling," says a rep from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. "This is an agency that's charged with monitoring millions of communications globally, and they can't even track their own internal communications." Edward Snowden once boasted that, as an NSA contractor, he could have read the email of President Obama himself. Click for the full story.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
NSA: Search Our Own Emails? Sorry, No Can Do is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 30 comments
Jul 24, 2013 3:48 PM CDT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DO NOT HAVE A GOVERNMENT, IT HAS BANKS ONLY!!! America is a banking system design by the Rothschild... People believes that America is control by a Government when its control by Wall street. Americans are very uneducated and believe mostly anything you tell them, google America eductation level, we are at the bottom of the charts.Example, Americans pays taxes for 911 on their bills and even through their hard working eranings. Means you aleady pay for medical!!!!! The 16 AMENDEMENT IS A FRAUD! Taxes taken out from your checks is unconstitutional because YOU ARE NOT ALOUD TO TAX ON LABOR!!! USA has more Germans than any other nationality! There more than 60 millions germans in the USA. Meaning this is Germany!! Hitler peoples are doing the same thing here like they did in Germany. They are the Rothschild!! Rothschild are connected to the Draconians from the draco galaxy, which they call the cat eye and the Freemason refers it as the ALL SEEING EYE!!!! Look humans, sheep, puppets, machines, junk dna, whatever they refer you as please wake up!!! Here's are those who has been manipulation humanity over 25,000 years ago since the Lucifer rebellion... they are the followers and workers of the 13 bloodlines, G3 Free Trade Agreement, Group of two,Group of four, Group of six, Group of seven, Group of eight, Major Economies, G8 Summit resorts, Group of nine, The Next Eleven, The Melanesian Spearhead Group, The Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the gulf, Mercosur or Mercosul, MIKT, The African Union, The Commonwealth of Nations, Trilateral summits, The CCTS- Cooperation Council of the Turkic speaking States, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, The United Nations, The Union for the Mediterranean and The Union of American Nations... Take it from an ex-work security guard from the Dulce base :)(:
Jul 24, 2013 2:30 AM CDT
When the people in charge of enforcing the rules consider themselves exempt from the rules, all of society is doomed. I find it absolutely hilarious that people remember Nazi Germany and say "never again", while in fact it is happening again right under their own noses, with their full compliance and mindless participation. People get the society they create, and it's the society they deserve. See you in the ovens!
Jul 23, 2013 11:11 PM CDT
I find extremely repulsive to look through someone personal staff. How do you know how much of it is true in today's world where everyone is lying about everything. Waist of time and taxpayers money.