The NSA Gets Personal

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The National Security Agency is not spying only on foreigners or just collecting “metadata.” Files made public by Edward Snowden show the NSA spied on 5 well-known, politically active Muslim Americans without their knowledge. They also reveal that 9 out of 10 people whose private communications were intercepted were not actually suspects—and many were US citizens. Is the NSA making the nation safer? Is it abusing its vast resources? What happened to reforms promised after Snowden’s first document dump?

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