Sunday, August 25, 2013

NSA Spied on Wives and Spouses at Times

Via avordvet


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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