Documents show NSA overreach in data collection

Emails swept up in excess of what’s allowed

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“The NSA has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications under section 702 even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat and member of the intelligence committee.

For their part, officials insist that Congress was kept fully apprised of the program that scooped up the email and has since renewed the law that authorized it.

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Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...

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