NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

Summary: Military linguists have come forward to say that the intelligence services routinely listened in on Americans overseas calling home and on the communications of non-suspect groups like the Red Cross. And, they say, they listened in and even transcribed couples' phone sex, The New York Times reports.

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Military linguists have come forward to say that the intelligence services routinely listened in on Americans overseas calling home and on the communications of non-suspect groups like the Red Cross. And, they say, they listened in and even transcribed couples' phone sex, The New York Times reports.
David Murfee Faulk, a Navy linguist, told ABC that he and his colleagues listened to “personal phone calls of American officers, mostly in the Green Zone, calling home to the United States, talking to their spouses, sometimes their girlfriends.”

He said the eavesdroppers would swap recordings of intimate calls for entertainment. “At times I was told: ‘Hey, check this out. There’s some good phone sex,’ ” he said.

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, promised a probe into the allegations, calling them "extremely disturbing."

“Any time there is an allegation regarding abuse of the privacy and civil liberties of Americans it is a very serious matter,” he said.

The accusations are clear violations of the rules Congress approved, which required personnel to drop calls as soon as they established they were from Americans.

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  • NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    Hrmmm I wonder if they are hiring?
    Loverock Davidson
    • Sad little man.

      Sad sad little man.
      fr0thy2
  • This could help the economy...

    The government should burn the recorded conversations to CDs and sell them. :-)
    MGP2
  • More lies from the Bush administration.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060102/news_1n2bush.html
    Mark-Twain
  • It only counts because AMERICANS are human, not Global Billions of the REST

    It takes a profound lack of imagination to suppose
    American megalomaniacal paranoids that abound in the
    service of 'HomeLand' Uber Alles protections...

    ...would limit themselves to only surveilling AMERICANS.

    Eventually, it will dawn on the REST of the World that with
    the US encouraging *privatized intelligence services* &
    public alliances with private entities...

    that corporate espionage is also considered 'in the
    AmuhriKun Interests'...

    "wakey, wakey, hands off Snakey"


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  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    I think there are circle-j___s there just as there are anywhere else.
    twaynesdomain-22354355019875063839220739305988
  • Lack of Leadership and Oversight

    There has obviously been a lack of leadership and oversight. By screwing this up, NSA has just made its job that much tougher and the whole surveillance business will end up costing more tax dollars. Thanks, NSA for doing that!
    jpgeorgia
  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    Is this a true and factual story?,
    or is it just a promo to Boost "Richard Koman"?.
    So Far I haven't the inkling of a story in here let alone a crime.
    They "Supposedly Listened in, "Big Deal", is there a place either in America or Canada that you can call and "NOT GET THE" ever Popular" This conversation may be recorded in keeping with our Policy of Blahdi, bladhi Bla.
    If anybody was listening, I'd rather that it BE the Forces, at least there you can count on some level of integrity.
    Aaron A Baker
  • Absolutely illegal

    Violates EO12333 and DoDI 5240.1. Start by jailing the leakers, and work your way up the chain until you find someone who DIDN'T know about this.
    z33511@...
  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    Who invented privacy in the first place? I mean, c'mon, I know that every justice is built on another injustice, but this is way too hypocritical. How can you continuously promote democracy, freedom and rights, if the same people that propagate them so flagrantly ignore everything these terms mean. This is an outrage!!
    adrian79
    • Democracy has the freedom to take your rights.

      If the US really believes it is a world player, why doesn't it have one of the brightest people on the planet for President?
      fr0thy2
  • phone sex: immoral

    We should be monitoring these things.

    Our troops should not be allowed to engage in immoral things.

    Read the bible please!
    javajunkie@...
    • phone sex: immoral

      I just had to respond to this post.Did you even read what the post is about?Your mind zero right in on the phone sex,lol.There should be a limit on any monitoring.Immoral or other wise.The president oked it so they listening.And human beings is gonna be human.It's to big of a temptation not to listen to something juicy.But i hope they keeping they mind on they main objective.And that's to catch chatter that will slip through or security.I think it's one reason i dont like to use the telephone any more.Unless business calls or a quick call from the wife.And people if you know you listened to,dont give them juicy stuff to listen too.So sad it's causing us our personal privacy.
      tgardley
    • Immoral???

      Wait a minute... How is it immoral for a soldier to engage in ANY kind of consensual with his/her spouse? Whether it's done the old-fashioned way or via the phone lines, this is still sex between man and wife. And let's keep in mind that we have freedom of religion in the USA, which by definition must also include freedom FROM religion for those who choose it. Lastly, this article isn't about phone sex, it's about misconduct by wire-tappers and violation of the public trust. Stay on topic, please.
      neverhome
      • He doesn't have freedom of religion

        He's a narrow minded bible basher.

        It's amazing in this day and age that anyone STILL believes this rubbish.

        God created the world in 6/7/8 days, depending on interpretation? Get real.
        fr0thy2
    • Immoral phone sex???

      Are you saying that married people should not have sex? This is insane. Mind your own business!!
      cvstan@...
  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    How do one can establish that calling party(ies) are Americans (over the phone), to NSA's ? I'm a born American of foreign origin (aren't we all..but i got accent) residing temporarily in foreign land..so in order to have NSA drop evesdropping of my personal chat, what do I need to do ??? Anyone ?
    Habitual-Dreamer
  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    Oh that's really odd... I've read the Bible several times, front to back, and never have come across the commandment "Thou shalt not have phonesex"?
    Oh, but wait! What about the one, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.." John 8:7, KJV or "Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matthew 5:1, KJV... Now THOSE I have seen...
    Katherine Vaughn
  • RE: NSA and phone sex: Eavesdroppers listened to intimate conversations

    There is nothing wrong with talking about sex to
    someone.. and if you ever want to try.. give Tracy a
    call.. i promise the government isn't listening in.
    hahaha she's at callahottie.com
    TRACYMOON
  • I think it should be jailable

    Regardless of how one feels about the whole eavesdropping issue, it's completely unacceptable for government employees (or contractors) to use their authority to eavesdrop on private conversations without a rational investigative purpose. You reported recently on a government employee who had been convicted of accessing confidential government records on famous people. This is far worse.
    John L. Ries