U.S. intelligence chief discourages the policy of web and phone tracking by the Obama Administration. He thinks it is truly the imprisonment of of human freedom and curbs the new possibilities. The top intelligence official denounced the idea of tracking telephones or web pages as he thinks it may risk the lives of normal American citizens. The secret information, slated to be collected by the Government makes him blast against this.
James Clapper, the Director General of National Intelligence, thinks the program is totally “Reprehensible” and it endangers the security of common people. It may expose people to their enemies and it’ll be harder to understand the intention of harmful people. The order keeps all call logs “between US and abroad” or “wholly within the U.S., including local telephone calls”. The administration claims to be careful of the nationals but eventually such program collects the business communications, records involving Americans. According to James it is not ‘Patriot Act’ at all, as the agency claims. He even discourages the web tracking formula as internet users may come out as worst sufferers. According to him many websites contain inaccurate information and such inaccuracies should not be incurred with common people.
Clapper said the Internet program, known as PRISM, can’t be used intentionally to target any American or anyone in the U.S. He said a special court, Congress and the executive branch all oversee the program and that extensive procedures make sure the acquisition, retention and dissemination of data accidentally collected about Americans is kept to a minimum. On Thursday, as soon as The Guardian, UK and The Washington Post reported it, different sources start to make much hue and cry. But the spokesman only admitted, “We will respond as soon as we can”. And James Clapper, the U.S. intelligence chief, responded badly.
The intelligence chief added that Congress recently reauthorized the section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that authorizes such a program. However, the intelligence official wants to correct the ‘misleading impressions’ of this program and to let people know about the risks of detailed phone record discussing. He thinks it is really important to upgrade anti-terrorism programs. In his words, “I believe it is important for the American people to understand the limits of this targeted counter-terrorism program and the principles that govern its use.”
To that end, Clapper said he is going to declassify it and release to the public certain details about the FISA provision that governs the program.
Google and Facebook also denied providing direct access to their servers and said they disclose user data only after careful scrutiny and in accordance with the law. “We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers,” said a Facebook spokesman. “When Facebook is asked for data or information about specific individuals, we carefully scrutinize any such request for compliance with all applicable laws and provide information only to the extent required by law.”
So, it is term to “Wait and Watch” for normal people whether the orders changes a bit or remains straight and strict as always. U.S.
intelligence Official discourages the law and concept of web tracking to protect normal Americans but Administration can encourage it for the same reason, “Protection of common Americans”.
Written by: Jayeeta Shamsul