US Looks At Ways To Prevent Spying On Its Spying

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The US government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records. As the Obama Administration considers shifting the collection of those records from the National Security Agency to requiring that they be stored at phone companies or elsewhere, it's quietly funding research to prevent phone company employees or eavesdroppers from seeing whom the US is spying on. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has paid at least five research teams across the country to develop a system for high-volume, encrypted searches of electronic records kept outside the government's possession. The project is among several ideas that would allow the government to discontinue storing Americans' phone records, but still search them as needed.


US Looks At Ways To Prevent Spying On Its Spying