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NSA Director: We Don’t Spy on Americans’ Social Networks

NSA Director: We Don’t Spy on Americans’ Social Networks: NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander denied that his agency spies on Americans’ social networks or that it compiles graphs of citizens’ online social connections, contrary to recent media reports.

“Is the NSA compiling profiles or dossiers of American people to the use of its intelligence authorities?” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Alexander and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, at a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The hearing focused on oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the secretive court that authorizes some of the NSA’s surveillance programs.

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