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NSA 'can collect all calls in foreign nation,' Edward Snowden says

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/19/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

U.S. officials decline comment; civil liberty groups horrified

According to whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the U.S. government has reportedly built a system that can record every phone call made over a month in an undisclosed foreign country. Snowden is not over just yet - he's promising to leak even more revelations.

With a grim smile, Edward Snowden at the conference said that 'There are absolutely more revelations to come' and that 'some of the most important reporting to be done is yet to come.'

With a grim smile, Edward Snowden at the conference said that "There are absolutely more revelations to come" and that "some of the most important reporting to be done is yet to come."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/19/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Edward Snowden, Mystic, surveillance


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Former - and now fugitive NSA contractor Snowden appeared at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, last week. Civil liberties groups called the report "chilling." U.S. officials have declined comment.

The system, known as Mystic, features a cartoon Gandalf-like wizard wielding a staff with a mobile phone at the top. According to the Washington Post, Mystic is the only known U.S. surveillance program to capture every single call across a nation's telephone network.

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At the request of U.S. authorities, it would not name the foreign country or others where the system's use was envisaged.

A classified summary of the system reportedly suggested billions of conversations were being captured in a 30-day rolling buffer which clears out the oldest calls as new ones are made.

"We don't, as a general rule, comment on every specific allegation or report," White House spokesman Jay Carney said when asked about the report at his daily briefing. 

Jameel Jaffer, of the American Civil Liberties Union, says the news was "a truly chilling revelation.

"It's one that underscores how high the stakes are in the debate we're now having about bulk surveillance."

With a grim smile, Snowden at the conference said that "There are absolutely more revelations to come" and that "some of the most important reporting to be done is yet to come."

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