Surveillance: US NSA Exploits Entire US and Most World Population Content and Metadata
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Wed May 27 20:58:41 PDT 2020
Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network
05.24.2020 07:00 AM
Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program.
But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much
more powerful than anyone knew.
An integrated map, presented graphically, would eventually allow the
NSA to display nearly anyone’s movements and communications on a
The data center is able to process "all forms of communication,
including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls,
and Internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails —
parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other
digital 'pocket litter'."
"What if a small group of citizens had secret access to the telephone
logs and social networks of government officials? How might that
privileged knowledge affect their power to shape events? How might
their interactions change if they possessed the means to humiliate and
destroy the careers of the persons in power? Capability matters."
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