NSA Collecting nearly 75 percent of Internet communications

The Liberty Beat

BY: Derrick Broze

According to the Wall Street Journal, the National Security Agency’s surveillance program is capable of collecting 75 percent of all internet communications in the United States. Speaking with current and former NSA officials the journal detailed the programs, code-named Blarney, Fairview, Oakstar, Lithium and Stormbrew, and the process by which telecommunications companies filter the flow of information. The officials stated that more American’s internet communications are collected than publicly disclosed. The NSA
also establishes the types of filters and is responsible for policing itself for any possible violations.


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