- The National Security Agency (NSA) "has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world." — The New York Times
- The NSA collected "almost 3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks" in one month in 2013. — The Guardian
- The NSA is collecting the content and metadata of emails, web activity, chats, social networks, and everything else as part of what it calls "upstream" collection. — The Washington Post
- The NSA "is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans." — The Washington Post
- The NSA "is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world." — The Washington Post
The NSA "is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country."
— The New York Times
What we can do
Congress is considering two major bills.
- The USA Freedom Act curtails NSA surveillance abuses.
- The FISA Improvements Act attempts to legalize bulk data collection of phone records.
Call or e-mail your Congress persons and Senators today!.