The NSA might have collected your email contacts
The latest report? The NSA is collecting email address books and IM contact lists from both U.S. and foreign accounts, according to a document leaked to The Washington Post. This is not a small-scale operation. Up to 250 million contact lists are scooped up by the NSA every year, according to the Post, which adds up to "a sizable fraction of the world's e-mail and instant messaging accounts."