New NSA Leaks Describe Near Total Surveillance

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New NSA Leaks Describe Total Surveillance System XKeyscore

‘Real Time’: New Leaks Show Near Total NSA Surveillance

By Konrad Lischka and Christian Stöcker

Documents describe XKeyscore as the NSA’s “widest reaching” system capable of mining intelligence from the Internet. Zoom

Documents describe XKeyscore as the NSA’s “widest reaching” system capable of mining intelligence from the Internet.

New reporting by the Guardian reveals an NSA program called XKeyscore gives the agency near limitless access to e-mails, Web browser history, social media activity and more. The program contains few checks to ensure the surveillance complies with US law.

Put the director of the National Security Agency on stage in front of a large group of hackers and the results are easily predictable. “You lied to Congress, why should we believe you?” heckles one audience member. “Read the Constitution!” shouts another. “I have read it,” Keith Alexander replies, adding with…

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