RT | NSA uses computer cookies to track Americans, December 11, 2013

Source: RT.com

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, the same day the latest leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hit the papers. According to the Washington Post, the NSA is using Google cookies -- the same data-tracking files that allow targeted online advertising by companies -- to pinpoint surveillance targets for hacking and gather intelligence on people's locations.

The NSA is also using location-tracking information from smart phone applications, which is also used for targeted advertising. RT's Sam Sacks talks to Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and Steve Anderson, executive director of OpenMedia.ca, about how the NSA has co-opted corporate advertising infrastructure to spy on Americans and other NSA revelations. -RT.com
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