FAST FIVE: Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies On American Phones In Hidden Program

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On Twitter Snowden hailed the news as a “victory”, while Intercept journalist Glen Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story to international acclaim, took the story at face value.

The real reason the current program has become defunct is because there is now better technology for more advanced surveillance.

Here's one thing we are sure of: the NSA has already figured out how to get all the information that was gathered through the metadata part of Section 215.

The NSA was essentially “collecting fodder for their lists of dirt for blackmailing all levels of top government officials”, said Tice.

Then there are 'Ghost' black programs which the Pentagon and intelligence agencies “hide from all of Congress,” said Tice.

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