The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.
The records feed a vast database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, according to the officials and the documents, which were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
When I saw this image, I had to do a doubletake. Surely this can’t be real, right? Turns out, it’s completely legitimate. The ominous octopus consuming the earth with the slogan “Northing is Beyond Our Reach” emblazons the rocket just launched yesterday by the Office of National Intelligence…
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