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October 15, 2013

NSA collects millions of email address books globally

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A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA, said the agency "is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid foreign intelligence targets like terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. We are not interested in personal information about ordinary Americans."

The spokesman, Shawn Turner, added that rules approved by the attorney general require the NSA to "minimize the acquisition, use, and dissemination" of information that identifies a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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