Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Submission + - Stanford Researchers: With Three Hops, NSA Can Blanket the United States

An anonymous reader writes: At a House of Representatives hearing in July, the NSA admitted it can follow up to three hops in phone metadata. Just how far does that authority go? Researchers at Stanford crowdsourced data to find out. They discovered that Americans are often linked by pervasive phone numbers, such as voicemail systems, customer service lines, and telemarketing spam. "Under current FISA Court orders," write the authors, "the NSA may be able to analyze the phone records of a sizable proportion of the United States population with just one seed number."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Stanford Researchers: With Three Hops, NSA Can Blanket the United States

Comments Filter:

Congratulations! You are the one-millionth user to log into our system. If there's anything special we can do for you, anything at all, don't hesitate to ask!

Working...