NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

via: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-tracking-cellphone-locations-worldwide-snowden-documents-show/2013/12/04/5492873a-5cf2-11e3-bc56-c6ca94801fac_story.html?wpisrc=al_excl

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One thought on “NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

  1. This goes back to the argument that “If you’ve got nothing to hide, then you’ve nothing to fear.” It’s probably true that the NSA doesn’t purposely collect every single person’s cell phone data and track them, but if they wanted to they could. I am still struggling with whether the NSA’s capabilities are more of a good or bad thing. The may very well be able to stop potential terrorist attacks by tracking those who travel overseas often, but I feel like those who want to attack know about these programs and will find ways to get around them.

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