NSA Collected Americans’ E-mails Even After it Stopped Collecting Americans’ E-mails – Schneier on Security

The NSA continually plays this shell game with Congressional overseers. Whenever an intelligence-community official testifies that something is not being done under this particular program, or this particular authority, you can be sure that it’s being done under some other program or some other authority. In particular, the NSA regularly uses rules that allow them to conduct bulk surveillance outside the US — rules that largely evade both Congressional and Judicial oversight — to conduct bulk surveillance on Americans. Effective oversight of the NSA is impossible in the face of this level of misdirection and deception.

Source: NSA Collected Americans’ E-mails Even After it Stopped Collecting Americans’ E-mails – Schneier on Security

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