NSA Collects Hundreds of Millions of Text Messages Daily
No surprise here. Although we learned some new codenames:
- DISHFIRE: The NSA’s program to collect text messages and text-message metadata.
- PREFER: The NSA’s program to perform automatic analysis on the text-message data and metadata.
The documents talk about not just collecting chatty text messages, but vCards, SIM card changes, missed calls, roaming information indicating border crossings, travel itineraries, and financial transactions.