Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The NSA is currently recording an entire country's phone calls

According to leaked documents obtained by The Washington Post, the NSA currently has the capability to record 100% of a country's phone calls, enabling playback of any individual call for up to 30 days. The voice interception tool, dubbed MYSTIC, was launched in 2009 and became fully operational in 2011. According to the Post, it's currently deployed in at least one country, and has been considered for use in others, although the paper declined to name the specific nations involved for reasons of national security.
According to a classified summary, the program is a comprehensive and all-encompasing wiretap, recording "every single" conversation, and storing it for retrospective analysis up to a month after the fact. It also goes far...
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