U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowden Leaks

McLaughlin, Jenna
http://theintercept.com/2015/11/17/u-s-mass-surveillance-has-no-record-of-thwarting-large-terror-attacks-regardless-of-snowden-leaks/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  17/11/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18336

Despite the intelligence community's attempts to blame NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, the NSA's mass surveillance programs do not have a track record of identifying or thwarting actual large-scale terrorist plots.