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NSA is recording every phone call in more countries

NSA is recording every phone call in more countries
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More revelations have been unearthed about NSA spying - but it's overseas this time.

WikiLeaks says the agency is recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NSA was doing the same thing in the Bahamas.

At first, WikiLeaks said it wasn't going to released the name of the second country that the NSA was monitoring for fear of violence in that nation. But the site changed its mind.

"WikiLeaks has years of experience with such false or overstated claims made by US officials in their attempts to delay or deny publication," writes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. "To this day we are not aware of any evidence provided by any government agency that any of our eight million publications have resulted in harm to life."

It's believed that this information was given to the site by Edward Snowden, who grabbed reportedly more than 1 million documents from the NSA and high-tailed it to China, then Russia.

The site didn't give any further details on the program.

In the Bahamas, the program was deployed to find "international narcotics traffickers and special-interest alien smugglers" — making the targets unconnected to terrorism. It's not stated what the NSA's goal is in Afghanistan.

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Source: The Verge
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