NSA Can Record Entire Countries' Worth Of Phone Calls
A new report says the agency can record literally every phone call made in a target country for up to 30 days.By Steven Sparkman | March 18, 2014
"When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls." (Via The White House)
Ever since the first of Edward Snowden's leaks about government surveillance was published last June, one of the big unanswered questions has been: Can the NSA record the contents of phone calls in bulk, the way it records metadata? (Via The Guardian)
On Tuesday, that question was answered. The Washington Post, using leaks by Edward Snowden and interviews with NSA officials, says the agency can scoop up literally every single phone call made in a target country, and that it stores the recordings of those calls for 30 days.