Comment: New N.S.A. Snowden Story Published At WaPo

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New N.S.A. Snowden Story Published At WaPo

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

Files provided by Snowden show the extent ordinary Web users are caught in the net

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa...

If Snowden’s sample is representative, the population under scrutiny in the PRISM and Upstream programs is far larger than the government has suggested. In a June 26 “transparency report,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed that 89,138 people were targets of last year’s collection under FISA Section 702. At the 9-to-1 ratio of incidental collection in Snowden’s sample, the office’s figure would correspond to nearly 900,000 accounts, targeted or not, under surveillance.

The new story by Glenn, clearly imminent.