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How 160,000 intercepted communications
led to our latest NSA story

Washington Post, by Barton Gellman

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Posted By:Drive, 7/11/2014 3:08:42 PM

Last weekend, The Washington Post published a story I wrote with Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani about National Security Agency surveillance that sweeps in the conversations of people who are not foreign “targets.” The story, based on 160,000 intercepted communications I received from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has provoked a lot of questions, objections, and, I think, misunderstandings. Some readers and commentators have described the story as an overheated statement of the obvious: that surveillance of one person includes the content of people who talk to him. Others have said The Washington Post, not the government, invaded the privacy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: toddh, 7/11/2014 5:42:47 PM     (No. 9920305)

Millions. Uh, no. Hundreds of thousands. Uh. Tens of thousands. It´s all falling apart. Was any of it true?

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