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.”
“In broad terms, we have to stop what we’re doing if we come to the realization that somebody we’re monitoring or tracking has a U.S. connection that we were unaware of,” he said, Bloomberg reported. “We have to assess the situation and if we think there is a legal basis for this, and we have to get the legal authority or justification.”
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