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Another NSA Revelation: Stellar Wind

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

June 27, 2013

The Guardian continues to publish news of secret, warrantless surveillance programs undertaken by the NSA. Today, the paper has news of an operation called Stellar Wind, which ran from 2001 through 2011, collecting “the accounts to which Americans sent e-mails and from which they received e-mails. It also details the Internet protocol addresses used by people inside the United States when sending e-mails--information which can reflect their physical location. It did not include the content of e-mails.” All “communications with at least one communicant outside the United States or for which no communicant was known to be a citizen of the United States" were fair game, approved by the FISA court every 90 days for a decade.
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