The NSA’s social media snooping

October 7, 2013 • Editorial

In testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the director of the National Security Agency assured lawmakers that the agency does not secretly monitor Americans on social media.

The remarks by Gen. Keith Alexander contradicted a report published last week that revealed that, since 2010, NSA has secretly created “sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information.”

Though Gen. Alexander insists the Times report was “inaccurate and wrong,” we find the paper’s report more persuasive. Not the least because it directly Login to read more

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