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NSA can record a nation’s ‘every single’ phone call and keep them for a month

19
Mar
2014

The National Security Agency is able to collect a nation’s “every single” phone call and store the voice recordings for a month, according to a new Edward Snowden leak that reveals further details on the NSA’s bulk data collection practices for intelligence operations. The Washington Post has learned that the NSA’s MYSTIC voice interception program began in 2009, with the agency developing a RETRO tool that can access any voice calls from the targeted nation for a period of 30 days. The first nation was targeted with the MYSTIC/RETRO combo in 2011, and as many as six more countries may be spied upon using the voice call recording tools in the future. The publication was asked by U.S. officials not to reveal

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