Study finds software can’t replace spy agency data gathering

January 15, 2015 4:48 PM

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Software won’t be able to fully replace intelligence agencies’ bulk collection of communications, according to a new analysis from the National Research Council.

The determination comes a year after President Obama called for a study of whether the National Security Agency could use software to conduct more targeted snooping and replace the spy agency’s controversial bulk collection in the wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the ...

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