Snowden has declassified the program total Internet sleuthing XKeyscore




You do not know anything about the program XKeyscore, but she knows everything about you. Top-secret program of the Agency for National Security (NSA) keeps track of all your activities on the Internet – the history of visited web sites, search queries, e-mail and even metadata – all keystrokes on the keyboard. Information published by the British newspaper The Guardian, is part of a scandalous material about illegal activities of U.S. intelligence. Shortly after it became known that the secret data were provided by a former employee of NSA’s 29-year-old Edward Snowden.

XKeyscore NSA describes as “the most comprehensive” system for collecting information from the Internet. The program enables analysts to look for the information they need, without the prior permission of higher authorities. Simply fill out the request form, and after a few seconds private information ceases to be such. The document stated that XKeyscore tracks “virtually every step of the user on the Internet.”

The Guardian notes that invests XKeyscore words from the video interview Snowden, dated June 10, the specific form:

Sitting at my desk, I can not listen to anyone, since you, your accountant, and ending with a federal judge or the president. To do this I need to know your email, – said Snowden.

If U.S. officials deny those words, it confirms XKeyscore. Under the law, the NSA must obtain special permission to spy on U.S. citizens. In the disclosed documents indicate that the program has helped in 2008 to hold 300 terrorists.


Prior to publishing The Guardian journalists asked the NSA for comment. The agency defended the program, citing its use only legal way in the interests of national security.

Over the past few weeks XKeyscore became the second spot on the reputation of the NSA. Snowden previously disclosed classified information about the program PRISM, which was carried out in the framework of online surveillance of citizens around the world. Intelligence organization to have access to the servers Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, YouTube, Skype and other companies.

Published by Snowden information has prompted public protests. To clarify the situation the U.S. government needed to declassify additional information about the program PRISM.

In the U.S., Snowden charged with espionage. Currently, he is in the transit area of ​​the airport Sheremetyevo with a petition for asylum in Russia.

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