Report: NSA ‘collected 200m texts per day’

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has collected and stored almost 200 million text messages a day from around the world, UK media report.The NSA extracts and stores data from the SMS messages, and UK spies have had access to some of the information, the Guardian and Channel 4 News say.The reporting is based on leaks by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden and comes ahead of a key US policy announcement.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-25770313Also see:NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their contacts – is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/nsa-collects-millions-text-messages-daily-untargeted-global-sweep

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