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  •  He calculated the error rate based on the (0+ / 0-)

    number of international communications NSA gathers during a typical year, as was reported by ABC.  You take that number, add 56000, then divide 56000 by that number and you get .02%.  That gives you the percentage of the gathered international communications that are actually (inadvertently) domestic communications.
    See Reggid's post here, where he originally made the calculations:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

     

    •  Per the comment you cited: (3+ / 0-)
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      maryabein, StrayCat, CenPhx
      The answer is 56,000 out of 250 MILLION = .002%
      The NSA disclosed that it gathers some 250 million internet communications each year . . . of those, possibly as many as 56,000 Internet communications collected were sent by Americans or persons in the U.S. with no connection to terrorism.
      http://abcnews.go.com/....
      Look at this diagram and look for the word Narus.  Per Mark Klein, that company's equipment looks at every bit going over major fibers of the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure, roughly 75% per recent WSJ reporting.  Why should we trust them and/or the people who program their equipment?

      The onus is not on my to prove that Obama listens to my phone calls.  His equipment is on my phone line.  It is up to him to prove that he doesn't.

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