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Snowden Reveals NSA's 'Widest Reaching System'

X-Keyscore allows analysts to search 'nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet' without warrant

(Newser) - Edward Snowden dropped maybe his biggest bombshell yet today, by pulling back the curtain on the NSA's XKeyscore system, which the agency's training documents boast can collect "nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet." That includes everything from the contents of emails and Facebook... More »

Germany is NSA's 'Most Prolific Partner': Report

New documents reveal extent of US-German spying cooperation

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't the only world leader suffering over leaked information about NSA surveillance—Germany's Angela Merkel is also in the firing line. On Friday, she spent her annual news conference dealing with increasing concerns that the US has been spying on German citizens, the New York Times... More »

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