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  •  Not in gillnet fashion? How else do you do (5+ / 0-)

    5 billion a day? With a stick and a string? What nonsense.

    ...and needs merely be processed to gather detailed information about the movements of just about anyone in the US. This interpretation is not supported by the facts in the article.
    You're saying this isn't targeted at U.S.?
    One senior collection manager, speaking on condition of anonymity but with permission from the NSA, said “we are getting vast volumes” of location data from around the world by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally and that serve U.S. cellphones as well as foreign ones. Additionally, data are often collected from the tens of millions of Americans who travel abroad with their cellphones every year.
    I think that would be called "supported by facts in the article."

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