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Is the NSA Changing Bank Accounts?

• by Wendy McElroy
.... If the NSA is monitoring transactions in the Middle East and Germany, then how likely is it to be tracking money within US borders? This is especially likely given that leaked documents from Snowden indicate the NSA has been tracking the Visa credit card system. Visa offered a carefully worded response in which it claimed not to know of any “unauthorized” access to its database. As for other large US financial institutions, it would be surprising if they refused to share information with a government responsible for their economic dominance. 

The only assurance of financial privacy is the NSA's claim that it is not monitoring American transactions. There are at least three reasons why the assurance is not credible....

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