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Do you love Internet culture? Are you a fan of great reporting on technology and new trends on the web? Chances are you've read an article or two on BoingBoing.net. If you have, you should be really concerned about NSA spying. Article by Cory Doctorow for Boing Boing In a shocking story on the German site Tagesschau (Google translate), Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz report on the rules used by the NSA to decide who is a "target" for surveillance.

Do you love Internet culture? Are you a fan of great reporting on technology and new trends on the web? Chances are you've read an article or two on BoingBoing.net. If you have, you should be really concerned about NSA spying.

Article by Cory Doctorow for Boing Boing

In a shocking story on the German site Tagesschau (Google translate), Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz report on the rules used by the NSA to decide who is a "target" for surveillance.

Since the start of the Snowden story in 2013, the NSA has stressed that while it may intercept nearly every Internet user's communications, it only "targets" a small fraction of those, whose traffic patterns reveal some basis for suspicion. Targets of NSA surveillance don't have their data flushed from the NSA's databases on a rolling 48-hour or 30-day basis, but are instead retained indefinitely.

The authors of the Tagesschau story have seen the "deep packet inspection" rules used to determine who is considered to be a legitimate target for deep surveillance, and the results are bizarre.

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