All U.S. Intelligence Agencies – Including CIA and NSA – to Spy On Americans’ Finances

Government to Spy On Everyone Who Banks In the U.S.

Reuters notes:

U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans’ finances

The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

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Financial institutions that operate in the United States are required by law to file reports of “suspicious customer activity,” such as large money transfers or unusually structured bank accounts, to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation already has full access to the database. However, intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, currently have to make case-by-case requests for information to FinCEN.

The Treasury plan would give spy agencies the ability to analyze more raw financial data than they have ever had before ….

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The planning document, dated March 4, shows that the proposal is still in its early stages of development, and it is not known when implementation might begin.

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The plan calls for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – set up after 9/11 to foster greater collaboration among intelligence agencies – to work with Treasury. The Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.

The excuse given for this intrusion on privacy?

As with the destruction of all of our privacies and other liberties, the excuse given is terrorism.

Indeed, given that the government claims the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain Americans without any due process of law, do you think government employees will hesitate in seizing the assets of Americans labels as “enemies?”

The government has done it before, and President Obama authorized seizure of property again last year.

And the government’s take-down of Megaupload was an exercise of the power to seize all of the legal property held in a storage facility because a handful of crooks have illegal property in theirs.

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  • driscolllamvert

    Hi friends

    Success of any government depends on his Intelligence department.Many Intelligence agency provide security for united state.It’s most important part for any powerful country.united state Intelligence department is best for ever other Intelligence department.

  • nveric

    Here’s more on the tech-front of information gathering. Big Bad Drones are a worry? How about a drone the size of a dragonfly, or smaller. Cost reductions for combatant removal. Smaller, cheaper, harder to see or hear until it’s too laaaaatttttteeeeeeee.

    http://defensetech.org/2013/03/06/bae-tapped-to-lead-army-micro-robotic-effort/

  • http://twitter.com/NewAmericaNow09 NewAmericaNow

    We must ask ourselves, Who is really the enemy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/watchtheborders Watchtheborders America

    If you invest wisely and make a windfall profit, and liquidate your postion .. DON’t DEPOSIT in the USA !!
    this is the message being sent to successful investors. Money will flay to foreign banks as a result of this commnist manifesto. The Obama admin just doesn’t understand hwo the economy works. This is not counter terrorism, it’s a violation of our constitutional rights to provacy and property !

  • amerikagulag

    Indeed, the real terrorists are in Washington DC and Tel Aviv

  • http://twitter.com/johnhand9 johnhand

    Are we now how , we were are to many Directors ??? and to many of all , do we are spys of are selfs , in are on house , and the Spys are free!!! IN America.

 

 

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