New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

According to documents declassified yesterday, in 2011 the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled a data collection method then being used by NSA was unconstitutional. It was a process that failed to specifically exclude thousands of emails and other electronic communications between Americans in this country. The opinion is the latest in a series of new details that shed light on the NSA’s massive surveillance operations -- an ongoing effort that can monitor an estimated 75 percent of the nation’s Internet communications.

Guests

Siobhan Gorman

intelligence correspondent at The Wall Street Journal.

Marc Rotenberg

executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and teaches Information Privacy Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Tim Edgar

visiting fellow at Watson Institute for International Affairs at Brown University and former director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House national security staff.

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