“The NSA routinely lies in response to congressional inquiries about the scope of surveillance in America.” Edward Snowden
Online privacy is being questioned again
There is a high possibility that your online address books are being constantly accessed, analyzed and monitored by the American government. You probably guessed that it might be already happening anyway. The National Security Agency collects this information from social networking accounts and emails. This information became evident from the documents that were released by Edward Snowden.
According to the documentation the agency constantly collects all the “buddy lists” from social networking web sites; this program has been up and running since January 2012. For what purpose would they do so? Well, the NSA uses this information to create a certain profile of person’s “social life” with the help of the online connections.
The latest NSA’s program expands the agency’s influence far beyond from those that we have heard of previously: such as PRISM and xkeyscore. These programs provided the government with the opportunity to cease almost all the possible information from digital communication.
According to the released information the new project collects data from numerous Online services such as Hotmail, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo and others. These services can transmit sensible information such addresses, log in details when the user is logging in to such services. In it’s turn, NSA can simply drag this intel during its transmission over international access points.
Even though these kinds of operations are considered to be illegal in America – the National Security Agency found the way to bypass this limitation. According to the revealed information agency have a lot of access points all over the Globe, that is how the agency gets the information. This way is preferable, rather than allocating them on the US soil.