Senate hearing reveals NSA might have collected cellphone location data

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has implied the National Security Agency has collected cellphone location data on millions of people after NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander refused to deny the allegation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Wyden asked Alexander whether the NSA has "ever" collected location data, but the NSA chief responded only that the NSA "is not receiving cell site location data and has no current plans to do so." Separately, The New York Times reported the NSA is tracking the location of some American citizens through information available on social media networks and GPS data.

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