NSA Tracks Cell Phone Locations

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cell-phoneAccording to documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews the Washington Post conducted with U.S. intelligence officials, the NSA is gathering almost 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones worldwide.

The information is supposed to allow the agency to track the movements of individuals and map their relationships. Americans’ cell phones are not targeted “by design,” but one anonymous NSA agent said that “vast volumes” of data are collected by tapping into the cables that connect cell phone networks around the world and which serve both U.S. phones and foreign ones. On top of that, data is often collected from Americans who travel abroad with their cell phones. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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