1 Updates

Surveillance programmes thwarted terror plots: US NSA chief

Jun 18 2013, 6:54pm CDT | by

Washington, June 19 (IANS) Two phone and Internet surveillance programmes run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped disrupt over 50 potential terrorist attacks against the US and its allies, the agency's chief said Tuesday.

Washington, June 19 — Two phone and Internet surveillance programmes run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped disrupt over 50 potential terrorist attacks against the US and its allies, the...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

44 weeks ago

Surveillance programmes thwarted terror plots: US NSA chief

Jun 18 2013, 6:54pm CDT | by

Washington, June 19 (IANS) Two phone and Internet surveillance programmes run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped disrupt over 50 potential terrorist attacks against the US and its allies, the agency's chief said Tuesday.

Washington, June 19 — Two phone and Internet surveillance programmes run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped disrupt over 50 potential terrorist attacks against the US and its allies, the agency's chief said Tuesday.

Two classified programmes, one collecting US phone records and the other mining Internet data, were revealed last week after leaks from defense contractor Edward Snowden. The Congress panel hearing Tuesday was the first of its kind dedicated to the recent disclosures of the phone and Internet surveillance programmes by the NSA.

Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of US Cyber Command, defended the recently revealed surveillance programmes before members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Xinhua reported.

During the hearing, Alexander and officials from the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided details of a plot to blow up the Stock Exchange in New York.

"Let me start by saying that I would much rather be here today debating this point than trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11," said Alexander, while stressing that these two programmes have held great value to "our national security and that of our allies" in combating terrorism.

"In recent years, these programmes, together with other intelligence, have protected the US and our allies from terrorist threats across the globe to include helping prevent the terrorist -- the potential terrorist events over 50 times since 9/ 11," he claimed.

The plots included a previously undisclosed plan to blow up the New York Stock Exchange, Alexander added and noted the Sep. 11 attacks in 2001 occurred in part because of "a failure on the part of our government to connect those dots," some of which were already in the country.

The four-star general also told members that agency officials planned to provide them with an unclassified summary of the foiled terror plots to Congress by Wednesday.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for &quot;Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill&quot;
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
The Academic Advantage Reaches a Settlement with the New York U.S. Attorney’s Office Over New Employees’ Fraud
New York, NY, April 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Academic Advantage reached a settlement to pay $2 million after an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct of federal funds in the government-funded tutoring...
 
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Quentin Tarantino's Gawker lawsuit dismissed
Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker has been dismissed. The award-winning director was furious when the website posted a link to a leaked copy of his 'Hateful Eight' script, forcing him to scrap plans for the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Catherine Hardwicke to helm Miss You Already
Catherine Hardwicke will direct 'Miss You Already'. The 58-year-old filmmaker will helm the picture which has Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star while Morwenna Banks penned the script based on personal...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
How You'll Know It's Time To Kill Off One Of Your Products or Services
I got this question the other day. It seemed like a good idea when I started.  But, I am not making any money on my offering, nor do I seem to be gaining traction.  Is there any clear benchmark on when I should shut...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Impact Investment Fund At Columbia Launched To Solve Big Social Problems
A team of young social entrepreneurs has created an impact investing fund at Columbia University called 118 Capital that will operate as a nonprofit. The founders all have recent degrees from Columbia. 118 Capital will...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth And Soft Guidance
Sell-side analysts are projecting that Apple’s revenue will be almost flat year over year at $43.53 billion vs. $43.6 billion a year ago and towards the high-end of management’s guidance of $42 to $44 billion when Apple...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth And Soft Guidance
Sell-side analysts are projecting that Apple’s revenue will be almost flat year over year at $43.53 billion vs. $43.6 billion a year ago and towards the high-end of management’s guidance of $42 to $44 billion when Apple...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple Broadens Retail Store Recycling Efforts
On Earth Day 2014 Apple used its 424 world-wide retail stores to carry the banner of the company’s environmental initiatives, turning the stores’ logos partially green and designating every store as a recycling drop-off...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Selena Gomez dumps Justin Bieber over Kylie
Selena Gomez has dumped Justin Bieber over his friendship with Kylie Jenner. The 'Come and Get It' hitmaker - who was seen cuddling up to her on/off boyfriend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival earlier this...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Apple Broadens Retail Store Recycling Efforts
On Earth Day 2014 Apple used its 424 world-wide retail stores to carry the banner of the company’s environmental initiatives, turning the stores’ logos partially green and designating every store as a recycling drop-off...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla