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Posted by Charles II on March 21, 2014

Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani:

The voice interception program, called MYSTIC, began in 2009. …

In the initial deployment, collection systems are recording “every single” conversation nationwide, storing billions of them in a 30-day rolling buffer that clears the oldest calls as new ones arrive, according to a classified summary.

At the request of U.S. officials, The Washington Post is withholding details that could be used to identify the country where the system is being employed or other countries where its use was envisioned.

We are supposed to believe that the unnamed country is not the United States of America.


3 Responses to “Suhprahz, suhprahz!”

  1. So they’re actually dumping them after thirty days?

    That astonishes me. Or maybe they realize they can’t hang onto everything no matter how much they want it all.

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