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Director of National Intelligence's Statement on CNET's Bogus Story

Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 4:58:38 pm

The Director of National Intelligence has released an official statement rebutting the hyperbolic claims made by CNET's Declan McCullagh:

ODNI Statement on the Limits of Surveillance Activities

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511

The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress. Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used to target Americans anywhere in the world.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Public Affairs Office

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