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U.S. spy agency paper says fewer than 300 phone numbers closely scrutinized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper obtained by Reuters on Saturday.Full story

NYC bomb plot details settle little in NSA debate

The Obama administration declassified a handful of details Tuesday that credited its PRISM Internet spying program with intercepting a key email that unraveled a 2009 terrorist plot in New York. Full story

U.S. NSA Internet spying foiled plot to attack New York subways: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secret U.S. intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, U.S. government sources said on Friday. Full story

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