Snowden Documents: NSA Can Search For Words Spoken In Phone Calls

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Snowden Documents: NSA Can Search For Words Spoken In Phone Calls

According to newly released Edward Snowden documents, the NSA has a program it has nicknamed “Google for Voice” that is capable of creating very rough transcripts of what people have said during phone calls so some words can be archived and searched, although it is far from perfect at this point. What do you think?

  • “Okay, but they’re really missing out on my delivery.”

    Kelly Westbrook
    Musical Director
  • “This is why I don’t pronounce anything the way it’s spelled.”

    Kyle Perea
    Unemployed
  • “There’s nothing quite like a rough transcript based on inaudible cell phone conversations to help charge people with terrorism.”

    Joe Turnage
    Obstacle Course Designer
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