Pompeo Confirmed as Head of the CIA Head, Raising Surveillance and Privacy Concerns

The new head of the CIA believes the agency should even expand its present capabilities to monitor the online and offline activities all US and foreign citizens.

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Mike Pompeo will lead the Central Intelligence Agency, after the US Senate confirmed his nomination Monday evening in a vote of 66 to 32. Pompeo has supported rolling back reforms on US surveillance practices that were put in place after Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA documents revealed spy programs that caught up US residents. At his confirmation hearing, Pompeo also said he wanted to track information from social media accounts.

New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich stated, “He believes that the US government ought to be collecting dramatically more private information from innocent Americans who are not — not — under investigation for a crime.”

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