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NSA Can Scan 75% of the Internet

NSA Can Scan 75% of the Internet
Posted August 21st, 2013 @ 1:00pm by By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The National Security Agency is able to spy on a shocking 75% of US Internet traffic through agreements with telecommunications carriers, far more than has previously been disclosed, the Wall Street Journal finds in interviews with current and former officials. The agency, which is able to read the content of emails as well as metadata including "to" and "from" lines, filters emails and gathers information at a dozen major Internet junctions in the US, using programs with code-names like Blarney, Fairview, Oakstar, Lithium, and Stormbrew.


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