Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday George !

Watching the last season of The Good Wife,learned about NSA's Three-Hop policy on phone surveillance:

"According to declassified documents, the NSA operates under a rote legal procedure for querying domestic phone metadata. The agency begins by identifying a “seed” number, with reasonable and articulable suspicion of terrorist activity. Next, the NSA has discretion to follow up to three degrees of calling separation (“hops”.)The NSA is authorized to retrieve a complete set of phone records at each hop, and just one call in the past five years appears sufficient to make a hop."

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