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WSJ: NSA can spy on up to 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Published Aug 21st, 2013 3:15PM EDT
NSA Spying US Internet Traffic

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Well hello, NSA, and thank you for taking the time to read this post. The Internet is still infatuated with NSA spying news, and rightfully so — according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the NSA has programs and technology in place that are capable of spying on as much as 75% of all Internet traffic in the United States. Various programs such as PRISM give the NSA an incredibly wide reach here in the U.S., but the agency actually monitors far less traffic than it is capable of seeing, the report says. The news shouldn’t really surprise anyone at this point, and here are a few ways to protect yourself against spying if you’re concerned.

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