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NSA collects millions of facial images from the Web - every day

NSA collects millions of facial images from the Web - every day
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Here's some more scary news from the NSA to start your week.

As it's going through all the information it intercepts, the NSA has grabbed millions of images a day, running them through facial recognition programs for later use, according to high-level documents.

The spy agency’s reliance on facial recognition technology has grown significantly over the last four years as the agency has turned to new software to exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications, the N.S.A. documents reveal.

It's not certain how many people have been subjected to this facial-recognition technology, and how many of them may be Americans.

Neither federal privacy laws nor the nation’s surveillance laws provide specific protections for facial images. Given the N.S.A.’s foreign intelligence mission, much of the imagery would involve people overseas whose data was scooped up through cable taps, Internet hubs and satellite transmissions.

It's obvious that you need to protect yourself from the NSA. Here's how to stop the NSA from spying on you.

 

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