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NSA Program Monitors Credit Card Transactions

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September 17, 2013

Spiegel reports on the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) “Dishfire” program, which collects information on credit card transactions from 70 banks worldwide. The NSA targets transaction information from large credit card companies such as VISA and MasterCard on customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the report states, adding that credit card data and related text messages made up 84 percent of NSA financial database Tracfin in September 2011.
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