With Snowden’s revelation that the NSA had collected information on the phone records of millions of Americans, it’s no secret that the United States government is collecting more and more data from our phones than ever before.
And while that may seem like a big deal to the general public, it could have very serious consequences for the NSA.
Here’s a look at what we know about the NSA’s ability to monitor us.1.
The NSA can monitor everything We’ve all heard the old joke that everything that goes on on the internet is monitored.
Well, it might be true.
But the reality is, there’s no such thing as the NSA listening to your phone calls or listening to emails.
As far as we know, the NSA has no direct physical access to a phone’s data.
In addition, while the NSA can gather information on your phone from its network, it can’t intercept calls, text messages, or emails that aren’t directly tied to a specific person.
And because the NSA doesn’t have a direct physical presence in any American city, it doesn’t collect all that data that’s sent and received on the network.
This means that even if you’re talking to someone in a foreign country, they won’t have direct access to your data.2.
The data collection is massive The NSA collects information on all of us, but only the information that’s relevant to the NSA and that the agency is legally allowed to collect.
This includes metadata like the time and location of the calls you make and receive, who your friends are, and more.
The agency also collects data about how you use your phone, including how much time you spend on it, how long it’s been in your pocket, and what apps you’ve used to check it out.3.
Your phone is not the only device The NSA has access to.
According to a 2013 report by the US government, the agency has access “to any device connected to the United State telecommunications network” — meaning your phone.
And even if your phone isn’t connected to a network, the government has access through the NSA, a foreign government, or an unsecured phone line.
The government also has access via an unclassified network of routers and switches.
And according to the report, the agencies have access to data on every device on the Internet.
So even if someone else was using your phone and you were connected to it, the US intelligence community would still be able to monitor that data.4.
The Snowden leaks have created a massive backlash There are a lot of reasons why the government wants to monitor your phone call, text message, or email.
For one, it gets in the way of fighting crime and terrorism.
And it could make it easier for the government to track and arrest you.
Also, it allows the NSA to keep tabs on the people and groups who might be involved in terrorism.
The US government is not allowed to use the data it collects to target specific individuals, even though they are suspected of being involved in terrorist activity.5.
The information collection is huge and expensive It costs the government up to $1.4 billion per year to monitor everything the NSA collects on the American people.
That includes $7.4 million a year to provide a “bulk collection” of data on American citizens — including the data on everyone in the United Stated who’s connected to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Comcast.
It also costs $3.3 billion a year for the collection of phone records from Verizon customers, which the government uses to track people who call those companies.6.
The metadata collection has been criticized for having a chilling effect The NSA is the first law enforcement agency in the world to have access in this way to every piece of information on every phone call or text message that’s ever been made or received.
And that includes information on who your co-workers are, who you’ve been texting with, who the people you’ve talked to are, when you’ve texted back, and when you’re calling back.
In other words, it has the ability to collect every piece in the phone book and to use that information to prosecute anyone, no matter who made the call.
In 2014, Congress created a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to investigate the program.
And since then, the board has repeatedly warned the government about the potential privacy and civil liberties impacts of the collection.
And in July 2016, Congress passed a bill that would limit the NSA from collecting metadata about Americans’ calls and text messages.
The bill also would require that the intelligence community give Congress at least 60 days notice before it starts collecting phone records.7.
It has a massive amount of oversight The United States Congress created the Privacy and Privacy Oversight Board in 2012, but the agency’s job has been to protect privacy and other rights for the American public since 2001.
That means the board can’t get involved in any sort of privacy or civil liberties cases or investigations, which means that the board is tasked