Just a few days after it was revealed the National Security Agency was reportedly tracking social network ties, yet another report detailing a secret program for collecting and storing data of users’ online movements has been revealed.
The National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP)
The Guardian reported that top-secret documents show the agency stored data on even non-targets, contradicting statements by Obama administration officials who’ve said the NSA only keeps information on subjects of interest.
The new program detailed by the Guardian is called Marina. This project collects computer metadata, while phone metadata is stored in a different system, according to the newspaper that began publishing information leaked by admitted whistleblower Edward Snowden about the NSA’s classified programs in June.