NSA Spokesman Accidentally Admits that the Government Is Spying On Virtually All Americans
July 21, 2013
NSA Spying: A Matter of Degree
We have long noted that the government is spying on just about everything we do.
The NSA has pretended that it only spies on a small number of potential terrorists. But NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis inadvertently admitted that the NSA could spy on just about all Americans.
Inglis told Congress last week that the agency conducts “three-hop” analysis.
Three-hop (also known as “three degree”) analysis means:
The government can look at the phone data of a suspected terrorist, plus the data of all of the contacts, then all of those people’s contacts, and all of those people’s contacts.