Tuesday, June 3, 2014
(Undated) -- The National Security Agency is collecting millions of pictures of people from digital communications. The "New York Times" reports the NSA is using new software to increase its facial recognition capabilities. The "Times" report is based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It says new software allows the NSA to capture images from emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences, and other communications. The documents say NSA officials believe advances in this technology could revolutionize the agency's ability to find intelligence targets worldwide.