US Spy Chief Reverses Course, Will Not Say How Many Americans Caught in NSA Surveillance

US Spy Chief Reverses Course, Will Not Say How Many Americans Caught in NSA Surveillance

by msmash

Slashdot / 2017-06-07 22:30

Zack Whittaker, writing for ZDNet: US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has refused to say how many Americans have been caught up in the government’s surveillance programs, reversing a confirmation pledge he made earlier this year. Coats said at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the reauthorization of a key foreign surveillance law that it is “infeasible” to provide an estimate of how many Americans’ communications have been collected by the National Security Agency. It’s a key question that has been raised by senior lawmakers on several occasions of both the Obama and Trump administrations.

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