9 in 10 Messages NSA Spies on Aren’t From Targets
Agency is casting much wider net, Snowden messages show
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Newser) – Still living in the dream world where the NSA only monitors foreign nationals located outside our fair borders? The Washington Post, armed with a four-month investigation and a vast trove of 160,000 intercepted messages courtesy of Edward Snowden, reveals that the spy agency in fact casts a much wider net. In fact, nine out of 10 of those messages came from non-targeted regular people who may have engaged in such risky behavior as sending an email in a foreign language, chatting with someone located outside the US, or, heaven help us, using a non-US proxy to live stream, say, World Cup or BBC coverage.
In all, some 900,000 people could have been spied on, the report estimates.