NSA queried phone records of just 248 people despite massive data sweep

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 28/06/2014 23:59

The National Security Agency was interested in the phone data of fewer than 250 people believed to be in the United States in 2013, despite collecting the phone records of nearly every American.

As acknowledged in the NSA's first-ever disclosure of statistics about how it uses its broad surveillance authorities, released Friday, the NSA performed queries of its massive phone records troves for 248 "known or presumed US persons" in 2013.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/27/nsa-queries-phone-data-2013-report

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