…says a recent article from salon.com. Far from scaling back the NSA’s domestic wiretapping programs, these very programs which Democrats railed at under the Bush administration will now be expanded under Obama:
This summer, on a remote stretch of desert in central Utah, the National Security Agency will begin work on a massive, 1 million-square-foot data warehouse. Costing more than $1.5 billion, the highly secret facility is designed to house upward of trillions of intercepted phone calls, e-mail messages, Internet searches and other communications intercepted by the agency as part of its expansive eavesdropping operations. The NSA is also completing work on another data warehouse, this one in San Antonio, Texas, which will be nearly the size of the Alamodome.
The rest of the article, which chronicoles author James Bamford’s personal experience in the conflict between the ACLU and the NSA, can be read here.Published in