The National Security Administration has been monitoring Americans’ social networking sites to determine their social connections, relationships and locations since 2010. According to The New York TImes, the practice was used “to help the agency ‘discover and track’ connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States.” The N.S.A. refused to disclose how many citizens have been monitored through social networks, and documents obtained by Times don’t include any mention of restrictions placed on the use of the data.
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