May 052018
 May 5, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Knightscope robot at LaGuardia amuses children, but unsettling to adults. Credit: screenshot from YouTube.

Dustin Volz reports:

The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.

The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after U.S. lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.

Read more on Reuters.

And in other surveillance news, a robot at LaGuardia seems to be creeping out women, who report feeling ogled, although children seem to find it cute.

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