September 27th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
10 months ago

NSA: Some used spying power to snoop on lovers

(CNN) – The National Security Agency's internal watchdog detailed a dozen instances in the past decade in which its employees intentionally misused the agency's surveillance power, in some cases to snoop on their love interests.

A letter from the NSA's inspector general responding to a request by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, lists the dozen incidents where the NSA's foreign intelligence collection systems were abused. The letter also says there are two additional incidents now under investigation and another allegation pending that may require an investigation.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. jinx9to88

    OK thats a little freaky.

    September 27, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Of course, the right wing will ignore which years this report involves, and blame it all on the Obama administration.

    September 27, 2013 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  3. Data Driven

    Heh, what else is such a spying apparatus for?

    This isn't much of a story. The bigger one, of course, is that such an unConstitutional program exists and is supported by our elected representatives.

    September 27, 2013 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. D

    Ehh who cares, I think it would make a good romantic comedy

    September 27, 2013 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. kirk

    Obama's fault, dont know how, but that doesn't matter, he's responsible for everything that goes wrong, and nothing that goes right. Can't say I've never had prejudice thoughts go through my mind, not proud of it, think we all have to some extent.but to

    September 27, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. just saying

    seriously.... is anybody surprised that all sorts of abuses occur? this is why you can't even have this sort of information around and accessible to people. and of course the reasons will always be justifiable in the minds of the abusers. just say no to big brother government.

    September 27, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. just saying

    kirk
    Obama's fault, dont know how, but that doesn't matter, he's responsible for everything that goes wrong, and nothing that goes right.
    -–

    the saying use dto be that the buck stopped at the top, but not with obama it seems. he doesn't know about anything and just heard it all on tv.

    and we are still waiting for one thing to go right for him. he has nothing but a record of failure for 5 years.

    September 27, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |