NSA Collected Emails With No Terror Ties

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18:  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on worldwide threats faced by the country.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper authorized the release Wednesday of three court opinions that revealed the National Security Agency had erroneously collected the emails of Americans who didn’t have ties to terrorism. The NSA reportedly grabbed 56,000 emails a year over a three-year period. The opinions also detail how the NSA reported the error to the court in 2011 and then updated its collection mechanism in response to the error. The court ordered the agency to limit its data gathering.

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