Sunday, July 06, 2014
Nine out of 10 users in NSA-intercepted conversations are not original targets
The Washington Post revealed the stunningly high percentage of innocent web crawlers snared in the National Security Administration’s web after a four-month examination of documents turned over by ex-agency contractor Edward Snowden.
In its story, The Post said it had reviewed 160,000 emails and IM conversations, along with 7,900 documents lifted from 11,000 online accounts.
All the documents were provided to the paper by Snowden, and they illustrated how the NSA ensnared unwitting targets and non-targets during the course of daily business.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:
One analyst described a day’s work: “1 target, 38 others on there.”