Wow, this is both amazing and scary:
The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.
A senior manager for the program compares it to a time machine — one that can replay the voices from any call without requiring that a person be identified in advance for surveillance.
The NSA is doing this in other countries, but I would be amazed if other countries don’t at least try to do the same with the US. Everything, everywhere will soon be recorded, but I’m sure that it will never be misused.