Report: NSA maps out a person's social connections
WASHINGTON (AP) - The New York Times is reporting that for almost
three years the National Security Agency has been tapping the data it
collects to map out some Americans' social connections.
The newspaper reports that tracking those social
connections allows the government to identify some Americans'
associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions
and other personal information.
The Times cites documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.
In a story posted Saturday on its website, the
Times reports that the NSA began allowing the analysis of phone call and
e-mail logs in November 2010 after officials at the spy agency lifted
restrictions on the practice. The paper says the purpose has been to
examine some Americans' networks of associations for foreign
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