NSA, Bush-FISA, COINTELPRO and Other Government Surveillance Abuses

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When an audit revealed last week that the NSA hasn't just been amassing data on millions of American citizens, but has actually been doing it illegally, the reaction was... pretty subdued. Let's face it, after a summer of Snowden leaks, our eyes have just begun to glaze over when confronted with the word "surveillance."

Take a look at history, and it's easy enough to see why.

Turns out this has been going on awhile. Here's a round-up of some of the world's past surveillance scandals.

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