Big Data Surveillance Is Real Purpose of Huge NSA Phone Record Sweep

Rash, Wayne
June 2013
eWeek;6/ 6/2013, p2
The article reports that the surveillance of big data is the real purpose of the storage of phone calls to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). It states that the phone calls which were handed over by phone company Verizon only included the callers' phone numbers and call duration. It says that the NSA is interested in discovering call patterns in the U.S. that seem to occur in conjunction with the patterns of possible terrorist attacks.


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