Phone-tracking was just a test
October 4 , 2013
Some U.S. intelligence officials are disclosing more details on their spying in order to justify invading the privacy of American citizens on a large scale.
According to the latest information obtained, the National Security Agency attempted to track cell phone locations of innocent Americans.
NSA chief responded to the concerns of lawmakers and told Congress that his agency ran tests in 2010 and 2011 only to see if it were possible to gather data that would lead to the location of a particular cell phone user. He mentioned that no information obtained was used and these tests were reported to congressional intelligence committees.
Reports regarding the spy agency mining social media were denied as well.