How the NSA monitors America’s phone traffic
If anything, the monitoring by the NSA enhanced the public understanding of what metadata is and what is really a practical application of graph theory first (and then perhaps data mining in general).
The monitoring is nothing new - I would imagine it has been happening since 2001 or so… just in a more repeatable / operational way.
A scoop from The Guardian confirmed what many people suspected—the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the phone activity of millions of Americans. Using a secret court order, which was not disclosed to the public, the NSA obtained bulk phone records for Verizon’s customers on a daily basis. Each day, the NSA would receive a massive flood of data from Verizon.
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