Sources: NSA sucks in data from 50 companiesThe Week
Jun. 08, 2013
California: Woman Fakes Car Trouble, Has Armed Kids Rob Good Samaritan Who Stopped to Help
GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb
Sweden: 65yo Woman Charged After Saying Mass Immigration Will Lead to 'Goldfish Level' IQs
Analysts at the National Security Agency can now secretly access real-time user data provided by as many as 50 American companies, ranging from credit rating agencies to internet service providers, two government officials familiar with the arrangements said.
Several of the companies have provided records continuously since 2006, while others have given the agency sporadic access, these officials said. These officials disclosed the number of participating companies in order to provide context for a series of disclosures about the NSA's domestic collection policies. The officials, contacted independently, repeatedly said that "domestic collection" does not mean that the target is based in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen; rather, it refers only to the origin of the data.