The NSA Has Gathered ‘Startlingly Intimate’ Data On A Whopping Amount Of Ordinary Citizens

Sunday, July 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

Brett LoGiurato
Jul. 6, 2014

The National Security Agency has gathered “startingly intimate” data on a vast number of ordinary citizens, according to a new report in The Washington Post based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The NSA is far more likely to intercept conversations between ordinary Internet users than terror suspects, according to the report, which was based off a four-month review of more than 160,000 emails and instant-message conversations, as well as 7,900 documents lifted from 11,000 online accounts.

The Post’s report said that nine out of 10 users found in the cache of the NSA’s intercepted conversations were not the intended target. Many were Americans, and nearly half the files contained names, email addresses, and other “startlingly intimate” details of U.S. residents.

NSA analysts tried to conceal, or “minimize,” about 65,000 references to these details to protect people’s privacy. But the Post said it had found about 900 more additional email addresses linked to U.S. citizens that were not masked.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter