151 million records, 42 targets: US Intelligence “transparency report”

“Because the NSA collects data on numbers that are ‘two hops’ away from a targeted phone, records would be collected from any number that called or was called by the target number, and then every number each of those numbers interacted with. As a result, collection expands exponentially as additional targets are added.”

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/us-intelligence-transparency-report-reveals-breadth-of-surveillance-by-nsa-others/

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