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Monday, July 07, 2014

Report: Ordinary Americans Caught Up In Data Sweep

When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post.

Nearly half of those surveillance files contained names, email addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents, the Post reported in a story posted on its website Saturday night. While the federal agency tried to protect their privacy by masking more than 65,000 such references to individuals, the newspaper said it found nearly 900 additional email addresses that could be strongly linked to U.S. citizens or residents.

At the same time, the intercepted messages contained material of considerable intelligence value, the Post reported, such as information about a secret overseas nuclear project, double-dealing by an ostensible ally, a military calamity that befell an unfriendly power, and the identities of aggressive intruders into U.S. computer networks.



Anonymous said...

This is precisely why I am on the no fly list.I trusted the internet,stupid me.

Anonymous said...

They have got to get information on anyone that is not politically correct. It will make it easier to round them up for the re-education camps when the time comes. Hitler and Stalin could have only dreamed of the absolute surveillance system employed by the US based division of the NWO.

Anonymous said...

Snowden is a hero.