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The NSA Targets Email Addresses, Not Keywords

  • Phys.Org, Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:37 PM
The NSA's PRISM Internet program targets suspects by email addresses and phone numbers not by keywords such as terrorism. The news was revealed on Wednesday in a public hearing attended by NSA and FBI officials hosted by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). NSA attorneys revealed the the agency did not intended to scrape all web transmissions, but that the surveillance was tailored to expose threats. 

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