NSA Tried Out Location Data Collection Program, Chief Says

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT) -- The National Security Agency in 2010 toyed with the idea of expanding its data collection practices to cover Americans' cellphone location data, but abandoned the experiment the following year, the agency's head said during a grilling by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Among several revelations brought to light in the committee's questioning of intelligence officials who continued to defend the agency's surveillance tactics against bipartisan attacks, NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander admitted that the agency had launched a pilot program in 2010 to see...
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