One of the more unpopular government bodies within the US would surely be the US National Security Agency, or the NSA for short, where they have allegedly collected and stored nearly 200 million text messages in a single day worldwide, at least according to a UK media report. This is a stunning figure to say the least, and it is definitely a whole lot of information to sift through. I simply cannot imagine the workers over at the NSA who will need to comb for threats by going through so much information – it sounds like a nigh impossible task right from the get go.
According to The Guardian and Channel 4 News, UK spies have been able to access some of the information from the SMS messages that have been monitored by the NSA. This particular report has been based on leaks by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, but according to the NSA, this particular programme stored “lawfully collected SMS data. The implication that NSA’s collection is arbitrary and unconstrained is false.”
We do look forward to the different kind of changes that President Obama is expected to announce concerning the major changes that will be made in the NSA later this week. Hopefully it will be in favor of the end user, of course.