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NSA Official Disputes Chief's Claim That Agency Doesn't Collect American Data 214

Posted by samzenpus
from the who-have-you-been-talking-to? dept.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander was playing a "word game" when he said the agency does not collect files on Americans according to William Binney, a former technical director at the NSA. Binney says the NSA does indeed collect e-mails, Twitter writings, internet searches and other data belonging to Americans and indexing it. "Unfortunately, once the software takes in data, it will build profiles on everyone in that data," he said. "You can simply call it up by the attributes of anyone you want and it's in place for people to look at."
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NSA Official Disputes Chief's Claim That Agency Doesn't Collect American Data

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