[Stockholmspirater] Nyhetstips: Obama Makes Additions To Executive Order 12333, FBI And CIA No Longer Require Warrants

PP Gagarin Miljkovich gagarin.miljkovich at piratpartiet.se
Sun Jan 22 09:50:40 CET 2017

Obama Makes Additions To Executive Order 12333, FBI And CIA No Longer
Require Warrants

In its final days, the Obama administration has announced possibly the
worst infringement upon individual rights that we’ve seen in over 8 years
(and that’s *tough* to do given Obama’s perpetuation of the insidious
Patriot Act).

The Obama administration expanded the power of the National Security Agency
to share globally intercepted personal communications with the
government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy

A new “rule” will allow the NSA to confiscate and share *any* bit of data
they can get their hands on. The kicker? They don’t need a warrant, a court
order, or even congressional authorization.

This means the NSA would have the full authorization to share
highly-personal information with 16 governmental agencies, including the
FBI, DEA, and Department of Homeland Security.

The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A.
may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance
operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.
These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails
that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that
cross domestic network switches.

This change in regulations has been planned for some time now, but the
Obama administration waited until now to unveil the novel injustice. Keep
in mind that this is simply an extension of Executive Order 12333 that
Obama has used to perform data collection (the basis of the NSA’s mass
surveillance program—the same one that Snowden gave his life to expose in
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