Ok, I’ll tell you what…until you’ve signed the oaths/paperwork to protect national security information and have undergone the training that everyone in the Intelligence Community (IC) receives, please check yourself before posting “OMG NSA IS COLLECTING ALL OUR INFO!” There are checks and balances — actual laws — in the IC to keep from collecting on US persons, and if you are not part of the IC, you are, frankly, ignorant of the process.
Please stop with the posts about how all of NSA is a bunch of stormtroopers stomping on your privacy. It’s simply not the truth. There are reasons NSA cannot and will not release information about this (nor other things and nor should they) because it’s not in the interest in national security.
You have a problem with it? Join the IC and make a difference. Until then, trust that there’s someone on the Senate Intelligence Committee (like Barb Mikulskey in MD) that can raise a stink. Also, there are lawmakers that dislike certain agencies in the IC *coughRONPAULcough* http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/11/ron-paul-defending-the-nsa-means-embracing-dictatorship/ ).
PLEASE ask questions…you are still citizens. You have that right. Until then, keep your uninformed accusations to yourself.