|Headquarters of the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The NSA collected huge amounts of data passing through fiber-optic cables in the US. It then stored the material, along with a selection of foreign communications. Though domestic data was not officially targeted, the agency was unable to filter out communications between Americans, the reports said. — RT USA
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