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US Senate passes USA Freedom Act – a long lip service to NSA reforms

John Smith 19 Gold badge

Re: "collect" –

"collect" – apparently to the intelligence community, it means collecting and looking at data. Merely collecting the data does not count if no human eyes looked at it. There are probably other logical AND conditions that they don't yet talk about (it doesn't count if the data come from a different postal code, the looked-at data must be on the screen for at least 1.5 minutes in the same format and order it was collected in, three colleagues must bear witness that the data was looked at, ...) ."


I like to think of it as the "Matt Bryant" defense.

Stank then. Stinks now.

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