Mar 12, 2008

NSA quietly expands domestic spying program

"The central role the NSA has come to occupy in domestic intelligence gathering has never been publicly disclosed,"... an inquiry reveals that its efforts have evolved to reach more broadly into data about people's communications, travel and finances in the U.S. than the domestic surveillance programs brought to light since the 2001 terrorist attacks.""According to current and former intelligence officials, the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records.

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