Congress obliged with the Protect America Act in 2007 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which immunized private companies that cooperated voluntarily with U.S. intelligence collection. PRISM recruited its first partner, Microsoft, and began six years of rapidly growing data collection beneath the surface of a roiling national debate on surveillance and privacy. Late last year, when critics in Congress sought changes in the FISA Amendments Act, the only lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
The court-approved program is focused on foreign communications traffic, which often flows through U.S. servers even when sent from one overseas location to another. Between 2004 and 2007, Bush administration lawyers persuaded federal FISA judges to issue surveillance orders in a fundamentally new form. Until then the government had to show probable cause that a particular “target” and “facility” were both connected to terrorism or espionage.
2:40 "and even an Honorable Democratic Administration, if you can think of one" i.e. Southern Strategy.
2:50 "They don't care about terrorism, they just want to spy on thier political enemies" (OMG! Is this the reason for the Cincinnati IRS scandal!)
4:10 Basically, in principle, she supports NSA phone tapping/mining... what she doesn't support is Obama doing it! (Maybe it would help if someone told her about half of Obama's administration is GOP? Such as the ones in GOP States... Cincinnati?)