Disclosure of the NSA facilitates the targeting of users online




Guardian newspaper revealed the British documentary programme called XKeyscore make it easier for the NSA to find any Internet users based on specific data.

The program allows the national security agency to find people by email address, name or phone number or type of browser used by language, the program can also target Internet users through the use of specific words.

And stored in its databases, almost all of what Internet users during their browsing of network operations, as described in British newspaper, store content such as e-mail messages and conversations across social networks and the Internet Archive to a large number of users around the world.

According to “the guardian” that this program allows the use of elements of the national security agency, in addition to a number of external elements with appropriate security clearance, such as Edward Snowden.

He knew “Edward Snowden” on a large scale after the exertion of “Prism” used by the national security agency to monitor, which is classified as spyware on users of the Web.

The British newspaper said that restrictions on the elements used for the program “XKeyscore” is unclear, but the agency requests when making any search through program fill out a form to justify the search.

And reaffirms the US National Security Agency, for its part, the supervisor are surveillance and search through the program to prevent abuse to penetrate the privacy of Internet users.

The “guardian” to the size of the data being stored for use through the “XKeyscore”, so that in 2012 is 41 billion gel individual users of the Internet.

Some content is stored for long periods of up to five years if the content has been classified as “interesting” as some non-essential content stores from three to five days at a minimum and a maximum of 30 days.

The use of the program “XKeyscore” to target us citizens are not allowed unless a further judicial order is issued, can be used to target non-Americans without a court order and the national security agency since assisted programme created in 2008 to arrest 300 people, describing them as terrorists.
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