Hang onto your hats, because this is shocking, but our dedicated public servants at the NSA — you know, the spooks so busy spying on the entire world that they need multiple headquarters at $2 billion a pop — have nonetheless found time to aim their Stalinesque powers at their friends and lovers. Indeed, they do so often enough that the practice has “garner[ed] 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.”

And if the agency actually admits to this malfeasance, imagine how many more crimes they aren’t confessing. (Thanks to Mark Luedtke for the link.)


8:34 pm on August 24, 2013