New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach – Programs Cover 75% of Nation’s Traffic, Can Snare Emails

The National Security Agency — which possesses only limited legal authority to spy on U.S. citizens — has built a surveillance network that covers more Americans’ Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials say.The system has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a wide array of communications by foreigners and Americans. In some cases, it retains the written content of emails sent between citizens within the U.S. and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology, these people say.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324108204579022874091732470.htmlAlso see:Report: NSA can see 75% of U.S. Web messages
The National Security Agency has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S. Web traffic — a larger amount than has been publicly announced — according to a new report.Citing current and former officials, The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency sometimes retains the content of e-mails between United States citizens and filters some domestic phone calls that use Internet connections.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/21/tech/web/nsa-spying-75-percent/index.htmlNSA surveillance covers 75 per cent of US internet traffic
The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 per cent of all US internet communications in the hunt for foreign intelligence, according to the Wall Street Journal.Citing current and former NSA officials, the newspaper says the 75 per cent coverage is more than officials have publicly disclosed.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/uk-usa-security-nsa-idUKBRE97K03620130821
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-21/nsa-surveillance-covers-75-per-cent-of-us-internet-traffic/4902444

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