The NSA Tried to Undermine Online Anonymity, and Failed
Over at its Tumblr, the Director of National Intelligence offers his thoughts on the report. "The articles fail to mention that the Intelligence Community is only interested in communication related to valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes," he writes, "and that we operate within a strict legal framework that prohibits accessing information related to the innocent online activities of US citizens."
One amusing point to emerge from the new reports is that the NSA, in another of its presentations, reproduces an instructional slideshow from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF responded to that by pointing out that the NSA's use violated the organization's Creative Commons license.