NSA Chief Defends Facial Spying on Americans: ‘We have very specific restrictions’

NSA Chief Defends Facial Spying on Americans: ‘We have very specific restrictions’

Admiral Michael Rodgers, chief of the National Security Agency.
Admiral Michael Rodgers, chief of the National Security Agency.

CHERYL K. CHUMLEY, The Washington Times

WASHINGTON (The Washington Times)—Adm. Michael Rogers, chief of the National Security Agency, defended his agents’ use of facial recognition technology and said that it wasn’t often that U.S. citizens were swept up in the data collection.

“We do not do this in some unilateral basis against U.S. citizens,” he said during a conference on cybersecurity in Washington, Bloomberg reported. “We have very specific restrictions when it comes to U.S. persons.”

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