Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Latest Snowden revelation: NSA analyzed and retained personal information of unwitting UK citizens

It indicates that the NSA was previously forced to remove the cell phone numbers, fax numbers, emails, and IP addresses caught in its clandestine efforts. Those restrictions loosened in 2007 after an agreement between the US and UK no longer required the agency to “minimize” its data records.

Therefore,” it continues, “under certain circumstances, it may be advisable and allowable to target second party persons and secondary party communications systems unilaterally, when it is in the best interests of the US and necessary for US national security.”