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Edward Snowden: Every Call, Internet Transaction Goes Through The NSA

Edward Snowden: Every Call, Internet Transaction Goes Through The NSA

by Brad MerrillOctober 24, 2013

PRISM leaker Edward Snowden released a statement to the American Civil Liberties Union today, saying that every Internet transaction that passes through the borders of the United States goes through the NSA, and that no phone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA.

Here’s the full statement:

“In the last four months, we’ve learned a lot about our government.

“We’ve learned that the U.S. intelligence community secretly built a system of pervasive surveillance. Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA’s hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They’re wrong.

“Now it’s time for the government to learn from us. On Saturday, the ACLU, EFF, and the rest of the StopWatching.Us coalition are going to D.C. Join us in sending the message: Stop Watching Us.”

Snowden is referring to the Rally Against Mass Surveillance that Stop Watching Us is organizing in Washington D.C. this Saturday.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.