Oct 27, 2013 · The president allegedly allowed US intelligence to listen to calls from the German Chancellor’s mobile phone after he was briefed on the operation by Keith Alexander, director of the National

NSA Spying The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. According to the Times, several telecommunications companies provided the NSA with direct access to streams of communications over their networks. In other words, the NSA appears to have direct access to a large volume of Americans' communications - with not simply the assent, but the cooperation of the companies handling those communications. This bulk collection, performed under the NSA’s international surveillance authority, taps into the telephony links of major telecommunications providers including some here in the United States. NSA warrantless surveillance (also commonly referred to as " warrantless-wiretapping " or " -wiretaps ") refers to the surveillance of persons within the United States, including United States citizens, during the collection of notionally foreign intelligence by the National Security Agency (NSA) as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program.

Jan 17, 2014 · GCHQ and NSA eavesdropping on Italian phone calls and internet traffic was reported by the Italian weekly L'Espresso on 24 October. The revelations were sourced to Edward Snowden. It is alleged

In the two books by James Bamford (Ref 1, Ref 2) about NSA operations after 9/11 he goes into how they used phone company billing data (date, time call started, called and calling numbers, data time call ended) starting with the phone numbers of the hijackers and working outward maybe 6 levels of separation to everyone who they called or were

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