DEA, V.A. bought spy software

Employee surveillance raises concerns for whistleblowers.

, The National Law Journal


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is under fire by Congress for monitoring the personal email accounts of agency scientists, but government-contract records show it's not the only agency that's taken steps to spy on its workers.

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Originally appeared in print as Spying case raises whistleblowers' concerns

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  • Simps215

    This explains why the VA has not paid veterans for valid pension claims. There are currently Over One Million claims and appeals on backlog with more coming in everyday. Our nations veterans are suffering and losing everything they own due to this issue. The VA fails to follow their own guidelines as well as BVA Judges Remands for action and then tells Congress how well they are doing. Due Process violations are the normal way of doing things with in the VA and officials are not held accountable for their actions on claims or things such as this and recently a trip for many of the top VA Officials and their families. Something must be done to stop this and full accountability. Then maybe they can afford to do the job they are paid to do and help our nations veterans who are suffering.

  • AliceDi

    While I agree that it is a sensitive issue and needs to be debated thoroughly, protection for kids at least from the demons of the web is something that must be addressed. Like a lot of parents, I've also installed a parental control solution called Qustodio from I am sure everyone will agree with such a surveillance :-) so that we know what our kids are doing on the internet.

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