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So let's talk with -- the National Security Agency know which has.
Limited legal authority to spy on on US citizens has built a surveillance network as you know that it covers more Americans Internet -- communications.
Bid officials have publicly discloses that new story does this according to current and former -- -- city officials assistant has the capacity.
This is is the news.
To reach roughly 75%.
Of all US Internet traffic in the hunt of course for foreign intelligence including.
-- a wide array of communications by foreigners and Americans and in some cases it retains the written consent of emails.
Sits between citizens within the US and also.
Filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology Skyping it's that are these people is according to the industry so that that -- that the.
That's -- price you can look back I will put myself in this category.
The principle of this program is one I support I do think.
The National Security Agency should be given tools to investigate potential terrorist -- where I think it crosses a line of comfort for most people.
Is when you find out things like the Washington report of post reported last week.
-- -- -- -- this is only one area in which the the program is administered -- -- you've got 3000 cases in which private American citizens.
Phone conversations were surveil based on human error now we're finding out that 75%.
Of our Internet traffic is crossing through this program.
I think it's pretty unreasonable to think that 75% of Internet traffic is where you're casting the net the -- terrorist activity so this is where the privacy concerns.
Really trump all but this is why the president I think has a bigger problem understands that he addressed in this press conference several weeks ago.
He basically said now we're -- transparency -- allow civil libertarians to make sure we're doing this program right.
But that doesn't address.
How much information the NSA actually hasn't the content of the data they actually hold and this is where civil libertarians and Democrats.
Far more than Republicans -- contributing more natural superiority -- that I think have a problem with the -- And yet you know it's it's -- I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I.
I think there is about.
There's tons more out there have been re being told I think they are invest there are looking at phone records they're going through -- trafficking emails.
Get -- far greater reach than we -- we've been told.
I think that the monitor that the president talked about the monitors only as good as the information that the monitored gets and so.
I have -- concerns about the transparency that that has been discussed -- again I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I think there was way more information that the government has about as.
That we're being told and if you go back to some of the initial conversations about this.
As they're looking at these foreign potential foreign attackers and potential foreign threats.
The number of that this sort of X as the -- and geographic we.
Increasing number of local domestic phone calls.
And Internet searches that sort of come -- because of one or two very small targets is is is immeasurable.
And and exactly right back to the human error in the sport meet audit.
What happened was instead of entering too low which is the international code for Egypt someone entered -- which is the area don't know -- -- bitter Enders and your private citizen of of America living in Washington.
Your phone record was surveil -- 3000 instances the other part of this that really I think bothers us all are now is that we've never seriously addressed.
What this program has been able to do as far as keeping us -- I think that the administration was able to make that rationale slightly better they may get more people on their sides of communications issue and they've always had that White House is always have that problem.
There answer was bush did it also showed weak but then the ACLU in the New York Times come out and say wait a minute you know what I I testing program.
Is it you know the question.
Will have to discuss the later -- economy and you get to the thankfully we have it both ways.
If it's done in the name of security can we have a book -- if -- -- exactly improperly if it's true but you also shouldn't be under this program if all you do is have a Verizon cellphone plan.
And that's a semi retirement can hear me now we're -- that I got to go could have its -- -- I'm sorry I probably deeper yeah yeah.
Sony today and dazzle us Michael thank you both for being here with us on the hunt today it to -- was.
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