Ashkan Soltani

independent researcher and consultant

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Independent researcher and consultant focused on privacy, security, and behavioral economics

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Based on documents supplied by Edward Snowden, it's reported that the National Security Agency is capable of recording 100% of an entire foreign nation's telephone calls, and listening…

NSA Can Record 100% of a Foreign Country's Calls

Based on documents supplied by Edward Snowden, it's reported that the National Security Agency is capable of recording 100% of an entire foreign nation's telephone calls, and listening…

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When Edward Snowden revealed that Americans' phone calls and emails were being sucked up by government computers, the President called for a "national conversation."

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When Edward Snowden revealed that Americans' phone calls and emails were being sucked up by government computers, the President called for a "national conversation."

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