NSA Looks at Americans’ Social Networks

The agency is using phone, other records to map out relationships

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The National Security Agency is reportedly creating its own sort of Facebook for U.S. citizens.

The agency has been using the massive data sets collected from monitoring phone and email records to map out Americans’ social connections, the New York Times reports, citing newly obtained documents and unnamed officials. That newly analyzed data can identify a person’s friends, locations, traveling companions and other personal information.

The paper reports the NSA can use material like insurance information, passenger manifests, Facebook profiles, voter registration rolls and more to add to the communications data it scoops up.

A spokeswoman for the agency, which has been under greater scrutiny since disclosure of its sweeping phone-data collection program earlier this year, told the Times: “All data queries must include a foreign intelligence justification, period.”

[NYT]

8 comments
江文杰
江文杰

我是打酱油的。。。。

falcon269
falcon269

Zuckerberg has been doing it for years, and without any public oversight at all. Profit is OK, but national security isn't? What do folks think who are posting personal information on a public forum? That no one is reading??

JoeDetracktor
JoeDetracktor

Search youtube for detracktor for a solution to cell phone spying, hacking,eavesdropping, stalking and tracking.

genericalternativeemail
genericalternativeemail

Why do people still have a facebook again?  The social pariah's are laughing their butts off at you.

JerryBigness
JerryBigness

The US govt will be creating the scenario in sci-fi movies of underground societies gathering and plotting against the govt because of it's totalitarian styles and lack of understanding that people need privacy. The rise up of these societies to defeat the govt and show the sheep that their is a better way to live.Oh wait....that has already began.

IanBortner
IanBortner

Hey all of you NSA psychos, I know you can hear me so listen to this: the American people are sick of your crap.  When the public rises in just wrath for your crimes against humanity not one of you will be shown mercy, not a single one of you will be spared.  All of you will be executed for your treason.  Consider yourselves warned.  

Openminded1
Openminded1

@IanBortner You may be the biggest dummy ever to post on here, You now moved to a higher level of interest to the NSA. First of all dummy you will never know all the players at the NSa and this is not Russia your aloud to bath mouth the Govt even the President, but you can not send avail threat or any threat or stupid warning to anyone with a file being made on you and maybe even a visit. So grow up moron the NSA is not out there to hurt you on till you are out there to hurt the united states. we need them and what they do. Someone has to keep an eye the Muslims and other radicals out there. So keep your silly ass quiet and no one but your mom will spank you.