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US ‘snooped on 200 million SMS a day from around the world’

The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents yesterday (Jan 16). The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages — including their contacts — is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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