The Wall Street Journal discusses the role of the National Security Agency in analyzing the data they sweep up via FISA. Apparently "A number of NSA employees have expressed concerns that the agency may be overstepping its authority by veering into domestic surveillance." (WSJ) And, points out one expert somberly, the constitutional questions of whether the government can probe the wide array of data it's currently examining without violating reasonable expectations of privacy has never been resolved. (WSJ) "NSA officials say the agency's own investigations remain focused only on foreign threats, but it's increasingly difficult to distinguish between domestic and international communications in a digital era, so they need to sweep up more information," the article observes.(WSJ)
Do you mind? Should you mind? Let's take a look at exactly what they're sweeping up, and in.