The NSA might have collected your email contacts

A new report claims that the NSA collects millions of email and IM contacts every year

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Edward Snowden might be safe in Russia, receiving awards from ex-U.S. intelligence officials, but the information he leaked as a contractor for the National Security Agency is still causing a stir.

The latest report? The NSA is collecting email address books and IM contact lists from both U.S. and foreign accounts, according to a document leaked to The Washington Post. This is not a small-scale operation. Up to 250 million contact lists are scooped up by the NSA every year, according to the Post, which adds up to "a sizable fraction of the world's e-mail and instant messaging accounts."

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