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A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland, intelligence gathering operation Jan. 25, 2006.
NSA director Keith Alexander recently said he doesn’t know how to ferret out terrorist plots on U.S. soil without collecting and examining phone records. The public outcry was predictably angry, but that fallout may benefit a group convicted of sending money to a terrorist organization in San Diego.
KPBS reporter Amita Sharma reports.