This story was originally published on June 27, 2013. There have been a lot of news stories about NSA surveillance programs following the leaks of secret documents by Edward Snowden.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence. The NSA is responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign and domestic intelligence and counterintelligence What We Do. NSA/CSS: Saves lives. Defends vital networks. Advances U.S. goals and alliances. Protects privacy rights. Is a unique asset. We are well-positioned to carry out our missions because NSA is both a member of the Defense Department and an Intelligence Community agency. U.S. leaders, policymakers, war fighters, law enforcement agencies and our Intelligence Community partners face some of the gravest national security challenges in U.S. history. The NSA collects this location and travel habit data to do “target development” — to find unknown associates of targets it already knows about. To accomplish this, the NSA compiles information on a While much of the NSA consists of language experts, mathematicians and computer data experts charged with securing, interpreting and monitoring the electronic data feeds coming from abroad and Mar 24, 2014 · The NSA argues that monitoring internet traffic is necessary because it allows them to search for keywords and keep tabs on known terrorists. On the other hand, millions of Americans’ data is intercepted and automatically processed through filters – without a search warrant, which many argue is a clear violation of the 4th Amendment (search and seizure only with probable cause and with a search warrant). In a program called "PRISM," NSA collects individuals' Internet information, including search history, the content of e-mails and live chats and file transfers. According to a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation revealed by Snowden, the program is run with the assistance of computing giants like Google, Apple and Facebook, each of which has denied participation.
Due to the nature of the work performed here, the National Security Agency hires the best and the brightest in the intelligence business. In order to ensure success in hiring (and keeping) the best of the best, the NSA continuously works to create a culture of caring.
Nov 27, 2013 · Do you wonder how the activities of GCHQ and the NSA affect you? Why spies have been monitoring Facebook, Gmail and Skype? And even if are being watched online, how does that affect what we do online?
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence. The NSA is responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign and domestic intelligence and counterintelligence
National Security Agency. Enacted in 1978, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was largely designed to ensure that NSA and other federal intelligence agencies could not monitor American citizens' electronic communications without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause. The act also created an independent Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court made up of federal judges tasked with reviewing warrant applications [sources: Greenwald, Federal Judicial Center ].