Three Hops

Philip Bump on new NSA spying information:

But Inglis’ statement was new. Analysts look “two or three hops” from terror suspects when evaluating terror activity, Inglis revealed. Previously, the limit of how surveillance was extended had been described as two hops.

That’s a lot of people. I saw a post a while back about this (I can’t find it now, send it to me if you can) of just how many people this ends up being — it’s a massive amount of people. This isn’t just twice the people.

I love that the NSA keeps getting caught in their own lies. “Well we don’t spy, I mean we do, well it’s only on terrorists, well and those that come into contact with people we have a gut feeling are terrorists, oh and those that come into contact with those that come into contact with… ok it’s everyone.”

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by Ben Brooks
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Philip Bump on new NSA spying information: But Inglis’ statement was new. Analysts look “two or three hops” from terror suspects when evaluating terror activity, Inglis revealed. Previously, the limit of how surveillance was extended had been described as two hops. That’s a lot of people. I saw a post a while back about this […]