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NSA to Share Vast Data Trove with All U.S. Intelligence Agencies

HeadlineJan 13, 2017

In other intelligence news, the National Security Agency will share its vast archive of intercepted communications across all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies without first filtering the data to protect personal information. That’s under new rules approved by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The New York Times reports the changes will give all U.S. spy agencies access to a vast trove of intercepted emails, phone calls and satellite transmissions—many of which contain private communications of U.S. citizens. Included are the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration, which focus on domestic intelligence. Previously, the NSA was required to filter out irrelevant personal information before sharing intercepted communications with other agencies.

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