The NSA hoards our online contact lists

In one of the more chilling revelations to emerge of late about the NSA’s data hoarding complex, the Washington Post reported Tuesday that the spy agency collects millions of contact lists — including those of U.S. citizens — linked to both email addresses and instant messaging accounts.The news highlights once again how NSA dragnets specifically contour to collect communications data to provide a map of connections and associations around the world. The Post, which gleaned information on the top secret spy program through an NSA presentation leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, noted the particularly invasive nature of the contact list collection practices:Continue Reading…

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