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Monday September 16, 2013

The NSA Spies on International Payments

The latest in NSA spying news? According to this article, the NSA has been spying on your international payments made by credit card. eek!

The information from the American foreign intelligence agency, acquired by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, show that the spying is conducted by a branch called "Follow the Money" (FTM). The collected information then flows into the NSA's own financial databank, called "Tracfin," which in 2011 contained 180 million records. Some 84 percent of the data is from credit card transactions.