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Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance

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July 7, 2013
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“The full extent of the National Security Agency’s access to fiber-optic cables remains classified. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement saying that legally authorized data collection ‘has been one of our most important tools for the protection of the nation’s — and our allies’ — security. Our use of these authorities has been properly classified to maximize the potential for effective collection against foreign terrorists and other adversaries.’”

Source:Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance – The Washington Post