Monday, July 7, 2014

NSA haul revealed: interesting statistics - your data is probably in there

What did the NSA collect on Americans and foreigners between 2009 and 2012 on  all of us? Everything from emails, phone calls, resumes to baby pictures and selfies. Read about it here: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/06/technology/security/snowden-nsa-privacy/index.html

Here's an article with better stats. Most of the people whose info was collected are innocent, but there was important data caught in the sweep. This makes a difficult case of do you void the rights of many to get the data of a few that may in the end save a lot of people from terrorists? I'm sure there will be a lot of discussion on this point. Between 2009 and 2012 "NSA reviewed 160,000 emails and instant messages and 7,900 documents from 11,000 online sources."  9 of 10 people whose data was collected and reviewed were not intended targets of surveillance.  Isn't that comforting to know? Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28182494?print=true

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