Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.
That's according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents obtained by the newspaper.
The Post said Thursday that most infractions involved unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S., both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. emails and telephone calls.
In one instance, the NSA decided it need not report the unintended surveillance of Americans. The newspaper said the documents were provided to it earlier this summer by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.
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