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The U.S. Military Spying on Americans is Not the Change I Believed In

(Tip of the pen to qs)

The Defense Department calls its new unit FICOR — the Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records. But the military group describes the data it will collect through intelligence and data mining operations:

“Social Security Number (SSN), address, citizenship documentation, biometric data, passport number, vehicle identification number and vehicle/vessel license […]

Agenda Emerges: Put Military NSA in Charge of Domestic Cybersecurity

In their questions to witnesses in a hearing this morning, members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security revealed a bipartisan interest in having the National Security Agency put in charge of domestic “cybersecurity” efforts.

Republican Senator Jon Kyl asked witnesses to evaluate the idea of the NSA — a military intelligence […]