NSA Officers Have Stalked And Spied On Their “Love Interests”

love interestsVia the Wall Street Journal, presenting your creepy ex who works for the NSA:

National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said. One official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.

Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying.

NSA said in a statement Friday that there have been “very rare” instances of willful violations of any kind in the past decade, and none have violated key surveillance laws.

The LOVEINT violations involved overseas communications, officials said, such as spying on a partner or spouse. In each instance, the employee was punished either with an administrative action or termination.

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  • SzaSza

    Termination?

  • Anarchy Pony

    In other news; the pope is a bear that shits on catholics that visit the woods.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    The elites are getting better at their propaganda schtick all the time. They’ve managed to successfully portray a war criminal as the inheritor of MLK’s role as civil rights champion.

    What they should do now is fund a cheezey Hollywood romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen as an awkward NSA agent who violates the constitution in order to stalk his ex-girlfriend and her new beau. Naturally the new boyfriend will turn out to be an Al-Qaida sleeper agent and Rogen’s inadvertant heroism will win the day–and the girl!

    What kinda g*ddamned commey f*ggot could be offended by THAT?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Pretty sure you spell commie like so.

  • InfvoCuernos

    What could possibly go wrong there? Reason #567 why the NSA is bad for the US and the world. I like how they make a halfass effort to justify this blatent abuse by saying they’re only violating your privacy overseas-because even creepy stalkers have a line they won’t cross.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I wonder if the LOVEINT info
    is as useless as the other data they collect

    unable to find terrorists in the data stream
    they now are looking for love

  • http://happydoya.com/ Robert Run

    If the Feds do this all the time and have been for years, and the NSA is actually admitting it, then you’d better believe it is a lot worse and much more widespread than they are admitting.

    FBI have been doing weird power abuse like that forever. They never admit it, but they meddle all the time with old lovers, or rivals, or whatever.. you have to have a meddling, sociopath personality to even -want- a job like that. There has to be something wrong with someone who thinks they have the right to get in other people’s business, so what would stop them from breaking the “rules” about that sort of thing? They are taught when they start the recruitment process that they are going to get a different set of rules than everyone else, and that they are “special”, that is how they find the personalities they are looking for, by promising special treatment and privileges.

    The first thing you have to learn to be a spook is how to be a good liar, because you cannot be honest with anyone about what is really going on.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

    Wow, federal employees misusing government assets for their personal interests. Who would have thought?

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