NSA should track every American email:
If you think that President Obama to review the National Security Agency panel was purely in loosening of its scope , think again.
One participant said on Sunday that the NSA recommends tracking details metadata such as sender, recipient , time and location emails of all Americans.
It would not be the first time. The NSA followed up on email metadata of Americans without a warrant, although it is said that the practice ended in 2011, and none of the documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden released so far contradicts that statement. The agency does not store all metadata, which admitted a couple of months after Snowden leaked documents showing that the case , although the review panel recommended ending the program.
Those familiar with the faces of five members of the review panel, Obama probably would not be surprised at who made the recommendation : Michael Morell, former director of the CIA.
“I would say that in fact the email data is probably more valuable than data telephony,” Morell told the National Journal , in a telephone interview Sunday .
Morell actually granted what has previously been hailed as a victory for privacy advocates who oppose the NSA : the program metadata collection phone made ” only a modest contribution to the security of the nation ” and that ” the last thing a smart terrorist will do at this point is to call someone in the United States. ”
So the solution in Morell ‘s mind , is the ability to legally track all e- mails sent to or from American computers.
” If I had been in effect in 2000 and 2001 , I think , probably 9/11 would not have happened,” he said.