NSA Collecting Less Internet Data Than Thought, Report Says

A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency’s inspector general suggests that the government is receiving far less data from Americans’ international Internet communications than privacy advocates have long suspected. The report indicates that when the NSA conducts Internet surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act, companies that operate the Internet are probably turning over just emails to, from or about the NSA’s foreign targets -- not all the data crossing their switches, as the critics had presumed.