NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally

By Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani, Monday, October 14, 6:53 PM E-mail the writer

The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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4 Replies to “NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally”

  1. Welcome to Big Brother’s Orwellian ‘New World Order’. A place where even the liberals who believed the promise of a utopian society will suffer with the rest of us. However we the enlightened will recognize this harsh dictatorship, while the liberals will live in a state of shock and denial.

  2. I mean personally risky, though that’s a question that should not be asked or answered.

    Even if there’s the most remote possibility that you’ll need security clearance for your job, or your wife’s or cat’s job, what will your [or wife’s/ cat’s/] – internet history tell the interested party?

    At one time federal vetting personnel wanted personal info from the local public library & movie rental shops. The libraries kicked up a fuss, & that was it. Or so they said.

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