Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The NSA Collected 151 Million Phone Records In 2016

This should be fairly alarming considering the fact that the population of people in the United States over the age of 18 is estimated to be 260 million.

The National Security Agency (NSA) became a target for ire after the public learned in 2013 that it had been scooping up millions of Americans’ phone records without warrants or disclosure, and holding on to all of them. A change in the law in 2015 significantly changed the way and volume in which the NSA is legally authorized to scoop up data… but the net it casts is still pretty broad, pulling in 151 million phone records last year.