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p.s. Ask Snowden

Snowden did not elaborate on when he would reveal more information, but said, "the reality is this: if an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc., analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want. Phone number, email, user id, cell phone handset id (IMEI), and so on -- it's all the same."

SIGINT refers to "Signals Intelligence," or the collected communciations data.

He said the restrictions to getting such data is "policy-based, not technically based, and can change at any time."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/17/nsa-lea...

He's the man.