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.