Report: NSA Considered Revealing Porn Habits To Discredit Radicals

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I feel like when people freak out about the unknown threat of mass government surveillance, they’re secretly worried a clandestine agent will reveal their naughty web-surfing habits to friends and family. Today, that fear was revealed. At least for suspected terrorists.

The Huffington Post* reports on new top-secret documents showing that the National Security Agency considered blackmailing suspected Muslim radicals by revealing their Internet porn history.

The classified documents leaked by whistleblower and current Russian language-learner Edward Snowden show that an “assessment report on radicalization indicated that radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent.”

According to the document, the NSA has embarrassing information on at least two suspected targets and some of the data was gathered through FBI surveillance under the controversial Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act (FISA).

There’s no information on whether the NSA actually used the…

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