The National Security Agency was formed in 1962 to improve foreign intelligence within the United States government. The agency was so secret (especially in its early years) that even its existence was denied.
In 2013, American technical contractor Edward Snowden made international news when he told The Guardian and the Washington Post about the NSA’s secret PRISM surveillance program; Snowden said that it was very easy to spy on anyone—Americans as well as foreigners. The NSA had been nicknamed “National Spying Agency” in 2006, and the spying scandal helped repopularize the nickname on June 6 and June 8, 2013. The NSA was nicknamed “Nefarious Spying Agency” on June 6, 2013 and “Neocon Spying Agency” (by the influential libertarian website LewRockwell.com) on June 15th. The NSA had been nicknamed the “National Socialist Agency” since at least 2006, but this other nickname (as well as “National Socialist Administration”) came into greater use after the June 2013 NSA newspaper stories. Other post-2013-spy-scandal nicknames include “National Snoops’ Agency” and “Not Serving Americans/Anyone.”
The NSA has also been nicknamed “Never Say Anything” (cited in print since at least 1961), “No Such Agency” (cited in print since at least 1982) and “Now Spying on Americans” (cited in print since at least 2005).
Wikipedia: National Security Agency
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, monitoring the activity and communications of United States citizens, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems, which involves information security and cryptanalysis/cryptography.
The NSA is directed by at least a lieutenant general or Vice Admiral. NSA is a key component of the U.S. Intelligence Community, which is headed by the Director of National Intelligence. The Central Security Service is a co-located agency created to coordinate intelligence activities and co-operation between NSA and other U.S. military cryptanalysis agencies. The Director of the National Security Agency serves as the Commander of the United States Cyber Command and Chief of the Central Security Service.
By law, NSA’s intelligence gathering is limited to foreign communications, although there have been some incidents involving domestic collection, including the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.
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The National Spying Agency has been tapping my phones and computers for years; they actually renamed my computer “du41592908” in 2001, so that it would be easier for them to remember where it was and which type of connection I had.
I give up, no I don’t!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
American Idol “Shocks” us again for ratings
NSA Is listening to me, to you, and you, and you too!
Why Tom Cruise is Sinking
In today’s USA today, there is an article about the NSA (National Spying Agency) real name: National Security Agency spying on domestic phone calls with all the help they need from Verizon, AT&T, and Bell South.
The Sappho Manifesto
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The NSA : National Spying Agency
Today President Shrub insisted that the US does not listen in on domestic telephone conversations among ordinary Americans. Well, what about international calls? And what exactly is his definition of “ordinary Americans”?
National Spying Agency … what’s in a name 😊 At least the Chinese hack stuff and not just ask Telcos 😛
8:10 AM - 6 Jun 13
NSA = Nefarious Spying Agency #tcot
8:51 AM - 6 Jun 13
June 8, 2013
Opinion: NSA: National Spying Agency
Posted by Bret Bushaw Corruption, Miscellaneous Issues.
Just when people would think the scandals from the Obama administration were enough, a new scandal has reared its ugly head.
The Guardian, a news site based in England, came out with a critical report about the National Security Agency receiving phone data and records of millions of Verizon customers in the U.S.
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NSA Neocon Spying Agency - American’s are Living in East Germany
Politics / US Politics Jun 15, 2013 - 10:22 AM GMT
Eric Margolis writes: In June, 1942, the United States Navy achieved one of history’s greatest naval triumphs over the Imperial Japanese Navy, thanks to a combination of brilliant leadership, plain good luck, and code-breaking.
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