The National Security Agency (NSA) has built a surveillance system that is capable of recording “100 percent” of a any country’s telephone calls, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.
The (NSA) National Security Agency’s “Mystic” and “Retro” programs can store 100 percent of a nation’s phone conversations for up to a month, according to The Washington Post and documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Although not specifying which nations at the request of US security officials, the Post believes the program has been deployed in at least five countries. These new revelations contradict President Barack Obama’s statement that the NSA does not spy on ordinary citizens. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan examines this latest breach of privacy by the government.