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How the NSA’s secret surveillance programs work

Updated July 10, 2018 05:00:00 The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, known as the so-called “incident-based” collection of Internet metadata and traffic, is a vital part of the agency’s mission, according to a report released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.

The report, released Thursday, said the NSA has access to information that “incidents” of “non-public” data are collected.

This information includes not only the names of people who communicate with each other, but also metadata on Internet content, such as who sends a particular email and who shares that email with whom.

The NSA, the report said, can collect such data to prevent or disrupt terrorist attacks, thwart criminal activity, combat cyberattacks, detect fraud and other threats, and protect the U,S.


The House report, authored by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, said in the report that the NSA is able to gather this information because it has a “unique, highly sensitive and highly classified capability.”

The program, which is designed to collect information from the Internet to help identify people and activities that might pose a national security risk, has grown since it was created in the 1990s, according the report.

In its report, Nunes said that during the 2014 fiscal year, the NSA collected more than 1 billion “incidental” records about U.K. citizens.

This is a figure that includes metadata, the name of the person or persons involved, the type of device they use and what their email is sent on.

Nunes said the total number of U.,S.-based Internet records for 2014 was around 7,000.

The committee also found that the U.,S.

collects information about foreigners and non-citizens in the same manner as it collects information from U.N. sources.

The report said the collection of this information by the NSA was so comprehensive that it was able to track down a suspected terrorist in Syria, even after the U-N member states were told they were not in the country.

The U.R.N., the report noted, was able “to identify several people who had been involved in terrorist attacks in the U.-N.”

It also noted that the United States has an “expanded” program to track terrorist activity.

“The NSA’s ability to gather information about non-Americans in the United Nations, including on U.O. citizens, was the same as its ability to track individuals in the Middle East and South Asia,” the report read.

In a statement, Nunes’ office said that the report “does not support or justify the existence of a ‘surveillance program’ that allows the NSA to collect data about Uighur and Chinese citizens.”

“The committee is still investigating the extent of the collection program,” the statement continued.

“The committee will soon release a report that will provide a full and accurate picture of the scope of the program, and will make any necessary changes.”

The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA, declined to comment.

The Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on Wednesday, with Nunes saying the panel is still looking into the program.

The House Intelligence report is due to be released Thursday.

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