Monday March 30, 2015

NSA Considered Scrapping Its Mass Phone Surveillance Program

According to this article, the National Security Agency almost killed its mass phone surveillance program back in 2013.

Reportedly, some NSA officials were concerned that the initiative was not only expensive to run, but ineffective. It wasn't "central" to catching terrorist plots, and it wasn't capturing most cellphone calls. Not surprisingly, the critics were also worried about outrage if the truth came out -- which, of course, is exactly what happened.

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