India Among Top 5 Nations Under US Surveillance

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LONDON – Britain’s Guardian newspaper claims to have acquired top secret documents about US’ National Security Agency’s (NSA) data-mining tool, called Boundless Informant.

The tool details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks.

A snapshot of the Boundless Informant data, contained in a top secret NSA “global heat map”, shows that in March 2013 the agency collected 97 billion pieces of intelligence from computer networks worldwide, the daily reported.

It showed that Iran was the country where the largest amount of intelligence was gathered, with more than 14 billion reports in that period, followed by 13.5 billion from Pakistan.

Jordan, one of America’s closest Arab allies, came third with 12.7 billion, Egypt fourth with 7.6 billion and India fifth with 6.3billion. Read more here.