'Thousands' of NSA violations
- Published: 16 Aug 2013 at 18.49
- Online news:
WASHINGTON - The US National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, the Washington Post has reported.
In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialling code for Egypt.
Most of the infractions involve unauthorised surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.