NSA officers sometimes spy on love interests

The Wall Street Journal reports: National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.

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.

The “LOVEINT” examples constitute most episodes of willful misconduct by NSA employees, officials said.

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2 thoughts on “NSA officers sometimes spy on love interests

  1. pabelmont

    Waiting for aknowledgement of BLACKMAILINT especially in regard to politicians, billionaires, etc., world-wide. Great way for USA (as J Edgar Hoover used to do over at FBI) to control the world. But when used personally by NSAteers, a bit more like UN-LOVEINT.

  2. Norman

    When Military officers/generals get to run this operation as is the case today, it’s inevitable that it turns out to be-I know, I over use the word/phrase-“clusterfuck”. They’re good at blindsiding themselves due to denial or some such. Of course, what do I know, i,m just a lowly grunt in the game here?

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