Big Brother is everywhere. And as it turns out, a step ahead of those clowns in Congress.
The Obama administration has expanded its warrantless surveillance of Americans’ overseas Internet browsing in an effort to find hackers, The New York Times reported Thursday.
The revelations come from classified National Security Agency documents included in the cache leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The report says the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2012 wrote two secret memos that granted the NSA authority to snoop on Internet cables abroad. The intent was to find information on domestic cyberattacks that originated overseas.
But it’s OK, they’re only spying on foreigners. Except when they weren’t.
According to the Times, the documents show the NSA overstepped its mandate, collecting data on hackers not clearly affiliated with foreign authorities.
Remember when George W. Bush looked at some mutt’s library card and the lefties went bonkers?
Yeah, me neither.