NSA officers spy on their exes, their lovers, never get prosecuted
Here are some problems with this:
1. The NSA says it isn't common, but they have a special word for it so it must happen enough to be notable.
2. They have never studied how frequently it happens. By their own admissions the only time agents are busted for using the surveillance apparatus of the US Government to illegally stalk a woman online is when they self-report.
3. This means there are a lot of people abusing the system for nefarious means.
4. Who don't get prosecuted.
5. And are rarely fired.
6. Which means that the NSA DOESN'T CARE when its agents stalk or spy on women online. They only care about the ones who mention it.
The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.
Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying.
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