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NSA Surveillance Reach Goes Very Far Indeed, Covers 75% US Internet Traffic

According to the latest data, the NSA has a spying network that is sprawled all over the United States and the rest of the world. Its reach goes very far indeed covering over 75% of US Internet traffic.

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NSA Surveillance Reach Goes Very Far Indeed, Covers 75% US Internet Traffic

Spying is one of the oldest professions alright. Yet today it has been mapped down to a fine art. The NSA in particular seems to be adept in spy-craft. The organization has ordered several telecom companies to lend it full access to Internet traffic that it believes contains vital data. This does not mean every email and exchange on the Net is being looked into.

But, information regarding foreign intelligence is under strict observation. This is still a large swathe from the net total of traffic. Meanwhile, according to the NSA, it only oversees less than 2% of the worldwide traffic. There is thus a wide margin between what is professed and the actual reality. 

The NSA also takes extra special notice of certain marked traffic which it keeps under its selectors. President Barack Obama admitted earlier that while the United States did engage in some snooping around it also practiced self-control in such delicate matters. After Edward Snowden spilled the beans on the NSA’s surreptitious activities, the President tried to explain some of the blameworthy deeds of big government.

Currently, however it has become clear that the reach of the government is far more than its grasp. And furthermore, the activities of the governmental spying agencies have been going on since eons. The very thoughts this conjures up are frightening.

Source: WSJ

 

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Edward Snowden: Surveillance, Spying Practices Have Brought U.S. to ‘Brink of the Abyss’

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Wired/Platon Edward Snowden has just been granted three more years of asylum in Russia, and the former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower is understandably choosy about whom he meets with in person. He granted James Bamford a good deal of time for an in-depth Wired story, and Bamford didn’t waste it. In the profile, set off memorably by photographer Platon Antoniou’s images, including the particularly striking portrait shown above, Snowden says he built clues int ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden. In an interview with WIRED magazine made public Wednesday, Snowden said the program - MonsterMind - could hurt countries caught in the middle as hackers could disguise the origin of their attacks by routing them ...
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