Rep. Mike Rogers (R) Michigan said Sunday that the NSA is not listening to calls without a court order/warrant.
Senator Mike Rogers is the chairman of theUnited States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The committee oversees the following agencies and departments of the executive branch:
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of State
Department of Treasury
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
Office of Naval Intelligence
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
United States Coast Guard
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
In November 30, 2011 Congressman Rogers introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).”The bill would allow the government to share all of its classified cyber-security knowledge with private companies, forming knowledge-sharing agreements that would hopefully keep China (and other countries and hackers) out of American computer networks. The catch is that the information shared is a two-lane street—companies would also be allowed to share private data with the federal government, provided there is a reasonable “cyber threat.”
It’s against the law for the NSA to listen to Americans’ phone calls.
Sen. Mike Rogers
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) pointed out last week that there was a series of “misleading rhetoric,” including reports that the NSA was listening to phone calls. Senator Rogers called the program a “lockbox” with “lots of protections.”
Out of 173 viewers at 7:30 p.m. CDT, the video had 19 thumbs down. There is a lot of skepticism that it is still possible to listen without being caught. Some citizens want confirmation that the NSA is recording and storing conversation, but not monitoring the recording unless necessary for an investigation.