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NSA Whistleblower Says Insane Wiretapping Program Also Logged Credit Card Data

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABp60KLxpqc&eurl=http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/01/nsa-whistlebl-1.html[/youtube] Well this is frightening. Most of the journalists I know have long joked about being on "a list" of some kind. Because maybe they wrote an article about activists once,..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABp60KLxpqc&eurl=http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/01/nsa-whistlebl-1.html

Well this is frightening. Most of the journalists I know have long joked about being on "a list" of some kind. Because maybe they wrote an article about activists once, or-eek-were one themselves. But last night's revelations on MSNBC, by an NSA whistleblower, far surpassed our worst fears: Not only has the NSA been tracking journalists who report on terrorism and national security issues, but tens of thousands of others, too-most of whom have zero discernible ties to terrorist organizations. "Film critics, too?" asked my friend. I mean, maybe?Russell Tice, who evidently has balls of steel, has come out two nights in a row on MSNBC with more information about the workings of this spying operation. He alleged that the NSA listened in on calls, read emails and faxes, and watched network traffic of journalists, entire news organizations, and, yes, random Americans. And they didn't stop at the eavesdropping. The agency also tracked and collected credit card information and linked it in their files to the mined data. Don't believe us? Watch the clip for yourself, and read the transcript of part one, here.

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