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NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

FILE - In this file image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency sys
FILE - In this file image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. In an interview with the New York Times posted to its website on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, Snowden says that he did not take any secret NSA documents to Russia and that intelligence officials in China as well as Russia could not get access to the documents he had obtained before leaving the United States. (AP File Photo)

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

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