Shocker: NSA admits violating Americans’ privacy

17 Aug

WASHINGTON–Americans were stunned to learn today that the NSA had violated its own rules on privacy more than 3,000 times in recent years.

“I’m really disappointed,” said Miriam Canarsee of Dayton, Ohio. “A giant, secret spy program subject to no oversight–if you can’t trust that, who can you trust?”

Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, apologized for the breaches and promised that they would not happen again. “We’ve made unspecified changes to our classified protocols that we administer ourselves in secret,” he explained. “You can hold me to that.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer asked several skeptical questions about whether the NSA was only collecting information directly related to national security. He then promptly withdrew those questions after Alexander made some unrelated comments about the website, asking “I wonder what sort of person visits a site like that?”

3 Responses to “Shocker: NSA admits violating Americans’ privacy”

  1. alienredqueen August 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Yeah, the whole NSA revelation just wasn’t a big deal to me. I mean, I kind of already assumed the government was keeping tabs on us somehow.


    • twissblog August 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

      I’m surprised it’s just email – still waiting for the transmitters in my fillings


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