The committee met 131 times, 66 times publicly with experts and witnesses.
There are no recordings, so we live-transcribed all those hearings – totaling 5.6 million characters. All of this happened to investigate the global surveillance disclosures of the Snowden revelations, reporting that our entire digital world is under total surveillance.
Only a single government investigator was allowed to review these selectors.
So much for investigating the ever-present Five Eyes surveillance.
Although the BND’s specific surveillance victims are all very top secret, some examples have leaked.
The BND has actively monitored: A crushing list, completely unrelated to the standard targets of surveillance: terrorists.
But even this list is just a tiny excerpt of the thousands of alleged friends who the BND spied upon.
Until the BND itself decided not to „task“ these „selectors“ any more.