NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under ObamaBreaking news -- Officials report the NSA under George W. Bush read personal emails and texts and listened to personal phone calls if American citizens used any words, names or phrases related to terrorists or terrorism in passing conversation.
Citizens discussing current events or headlines with the above "flag" words no longer had a right to privacy.
Oh, wait a minute, that's the NSA under Barack Obama. Just wanted to ruffle some liberals' feathers.
Good morning everyone.
(Best to say "you-know-who" or "you-know-what", according to the New York Times, when "mentioning information" about "foreigners under surveillance" in future conversations. Just FYI.)
Secret program launched by Bush continued 'until 2011'
The collection of these records began under the Bush administration's wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program, collectively known by the NSA codename Stellar Wind.
New NSA Spying Info on Project Code Named ‘Stellar Wind’: Collected Data Akin to a ‘Real-Time Map of Your Brain’
The project began under George W. Bush’s administration in 2001 with oversight by the FISA court and involved collection of phone metadata as well as Internet metadata “every 90 days,” the Guardian reported.