engine - 3:56 pm on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials. Report: N.S.A. Searches Content of Messages To and From U.S. [nytimes.com] The N.S.A. is not just intercepting the communications of Americans who are in direct contact with foreigners targeted overseas, a practice that government officials have openly acknowledged. It is also casting a far wider net for people who cite information linked to those foreigners, like a little used e-mail address, according to a senior intelligence official.
Report: NSA XKeyscore Program Collects Almost Everything A User Does On The Net [webmasterworld.com]