NSA Collects Millions of E-mail Address Books Globally
Posted: 10/15/2013  |  By: Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani | The Washington Post
The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top-secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.