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NSA’s storage capabilities for voice data could be of unprecedented scale

NSA datacenterGlenn Greenwald teased a new story he’s been working on for The Guardian about new technology that allows the National Security Agency to “redirect” up to one billion cell phone calls per day to its servers, and then store them for an unknown length of time:

What we are really talking about here is a globalized system that prevents any form of electronic communication from taking place without its being stored and monitored by the National Security Agency. It doesn’t mean they’re listening to every call, it means they’re storing every call and have the capability to listen to them at any time, and it does mean that they’re collecting millions upon millions upon millions of our phone and email records.

That leaves a lot of room for interpretation and there’s not much to go on until the story is published. These claims raise serious questions that need answering.

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