NSA IS A PROBLEM

Internet Snooping

The nation’s largest telecommunications companies are maintaining their silence in the wake of a startling new report describing how they’re worked with the National Security Agency to help build a surveillance system with the capacity to cover huge swaths of U.S. internet traffic. The new revelations, detailed in a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday, are among the latest in a series of disclosures about the NSA’s secret surveillance programs, which have prompted alarm from top lawmakers as well as civil libertarians and privacy advocates.

by:Sam Gustin

MORE FACTS

AT&T and Verizon, which control key points of the nation’s communications infrastructure, have worked with the NSA to install equipment that “copies, scans and filters large amounts of the traffic that passes through,” according to the Journal. The telecom giants have installed the filtering equipment at more than a dozen key points throughout the nation’s communications grid, the paper reported. On Wednesday, the U.S. government declassified a secret court document revealing that the NSA inappropriately collected tens of thousands of email records to or from Americans annually between 2008 to 2011.


By.Sam Gustin

Name

Jalyn


Aerion


Cinthia


kenneth