The National Security Agency is the ears and eyes of the American Intelligence community….
There are some that are still not happy that the agency’s efforts to collect data might involve going into domestic communications…..
The agency uses computers and artificial intelligence software to crunch down the tons of info it goes thru….
Then humans get to review and pick up data….
This probably NOT the time that Congress is gonna seriously stop the NSA from doing much of any listening…
The NSA is supposed to be doing foreign listening ONLY…
After the Capitol protest/violence?
If something leaks out about domestic terrorism?
Nobody is gonna cut that access back…
According to documents leaked by Snowden, the program has existed for more than a decade. It allows analysts to use a Google-like search function across vast databases of Internet traffic captured from sites worldwide to pluck out the emails, Web browsing histories and social media activity of specific people….