"NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds"
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors* that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.
Film at 11.
I'm sure Clapper's committee will take care of all this. After all, the guy's a genius at public relations.
NOTE * So, if I want to game the system, I just have to make a typographical error?