"The scariest part of the NSA revelations."

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Wed, Jun 12th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Foreign Policy, Shane Harris thinks that the government keeping track of its citizen's phone metadata is "more invasive and a bigger threat to privacy and civil liberties than the PRISM system."

The Wall Street Journal reports that in addition to phone metadata, the NSA also is collecting metadata on emails, website visits, and credit card transactions (although it's unclear whether those collection efforts are ongoing). If that information were combined with the phone metadata, the collective power could not only reveal someone's identity, but also provide an illustration of his entire social network, his financial transactions, and his movements.

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