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Report: NSA Monitors Cellphone Locations Worldwide

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The NSA does not purposefully target American devices, but collects data on Americans' locations "incidentially," according to the Post.

Robert Litt, general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence told the Post that the NSA is not purposefully collecting bulk data on U.S. cellphone locations.

"There is no element of the intelligence community that under any authority is intentionally collecting bulk cellphone location information about cellphones in the United States," he said.