The National Security Agency records the full audio of every cellphone call in the Bahamas, according to new documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Journalists at The Intercept detail how a program called SOMALGET stores the audio and metadata of every cellphone call on the island for up to one month.
This is the first confirmation of an entire country’s communications being targeted and successfully recorded. Out of security concerns, The Intercept is withholding the name of another country that the NSA surveils in its entirety, but the open-information organization WikiLeaks promises to reveal the information on Thursday. RT’s Ameera David discusses the implications of this latest revelation with journalist and activist Norman Solomon.