Tech Today w/ Ken May

NSA Admits Searching "3 Hops" From Suspects

Posted by kenmay on July - 19 - 2013

New submitter cpitman writes “In a house hearing Wednesday the NSA admitted that it could query not only a suspect’s records, but also perform up to a ‘three hop query’. Considering that most people in the world are separated by under 6 degrees of separation, the NSA essentially claims that any single suspect gives them rights to investigate a large chunk of the world’s population. With the terror watch list having over 700, 000 names, just how many times has Kevin Bacon been investigated?” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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NSA Admits Searching "3 Hops" From Suspects

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