In 2013, the NSA’s mass surveillance programs were unveiled to light, especially showing that the US agency recorded massively emails exchanged by US citizens with the rest of the world. Caught red-handed, spies had reported having stopped the program in December 2011 for “operational reasons and resources.”
Yet, according to the New York Times, and documents that the American newspaper was able to obtain by legal means, the NSA continued to spy mails massively thanks to another more secret system.
Continuing the historical arrested in late 2011 program, this system allowed to continue to monitor social interactions highlighted by communications mails previously analyzed without having to collect as many emails.
Not only this information was always intercepted, but this new program facilitated the life of the NSA since it no longer had to seek US operators to access and to comply with certain legal constraints.
To pass this magic trick, NSA took advantage of the very nature of the Net, which means that often the data travels abroad before reaching destination. Since November 2010, as revealed by Edward Snowden, the NSA has indeed changed its operating rules to use these data passed from abroad.
Timothy Edgar, a professor at the prestigious Brown University and former adviser to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, tells the New York Times that this discovery illuminates and complete history of mass surveillance of post-September 11. “This paper is particularly explicit on the fact that the NSA is able to harvest all metadata the Net it needs through the collection of foreign data. “He stated in everyday life. According to documents from the New York Times, the information collected does not provide access to mails contained apparently allowed but still get a fairly clear pattern of interactions between US citizens and the world.
Once the changes made to the end of 2010 “it was not worth harvesting the Internet metadata in the US,” said Professor “in part because the NSA had to comply with certain regulations,” as FISA amendments Act. A law that describes the electronic monitoring procedures, particularly abroad but does not apply to the second program. The abandonment of the first programs was indeed motivated by operational reasons and resources. The Agency had found better.
Or under cover how to comply with regulations NSA has found a clever solution to spy on us all.
Source; The New York Times