Thursday, December 5, 2013
NSA tracks 5 billion cell phone locations a day throughout the world (VIDEO)
The National Security Agency has a bulk data collection program that tracks 5 billion cell phone locations worldwide each day, according to the latest document leak by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The information collected is stored in a database that can be used to track the locations of hundreds of million devices, the people who use those phones and to create complex relationship maps of who is interacting with whom and where they are interacting.
Although the NSA denies using the program to track Americans, it also denied such a program existed.
RT's Sam Sacks takes a look at how the NSA might use this program to track Americans via their cell phone locations, especially those who travel abroad.