he massive resources of the National Security Agency — the nation's beleaguered spy agency — have sometimes been put to use eavesdropping on agents' love interests, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The NSA even gave such intelligence collection a name — LOVEINT. One unnamed official told the Journal the practice was infrequent — averaging roughly one per year.
But officials told the Journal LOVEINT was the most willful misconduct by NSA workers.
Each instance of LOVEINT spying was against a spouse or partner, and involved overseas communications, the Journal reported. Each was met with "administrative action of discipline," the Journal reported.
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