Domestic Spying Program Extends to Monitoring All Calls Abroad and Locations in 6 U.S. Cities

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 23, 2005

Privacy advocates and legal scholars are speculating on and commenting about the ramifications of the surveillance program encompassing an even wider arena of communications than previously considered to be the case.

  • Boston Globe: Spy net may pull in all U.S. calls overseas – Many Americans’ privacy is at risk, some say: “The National Security Agency, in carrying out President Bush’s order to intercept the international phone calls and e-mails of Americans suspected of links to al-Qaida, has probably been using computers to monitor all other Americans’ international communications as well, according to specialists familiar with the workings of the NSA.”
  • New York Times: Spy Agency Mined Vast Data Trove, Officials Report
  • U.S. News, Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants, by David E. Kaplan: “In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned.”
  • U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment
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