The Washington Post According to a new report from The Washington Post, the National Security Agency (NSA) is “harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans.” This new revelation, not surprisingly, comes from the top-secret documents entrusted to the Post and other media outlets by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. This new unnamed program, which the Post says “has not been disclosed before,” is designed to pull address books and buddy lists from unencrypted connections “as they move across global data links.” The paper added:     

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