Report: NSA watches more ordinary web users than targeted ones

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A Washington Post investigation reveals ordinary internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided a large number of intercepted conversations to the newspaper.

It found that nine out of ten of those, were not the intended surveillance targets.  Rather, they were caught in a net the agency cast for someone else.

Many of the files were on Americans.

U.S. intelligence officials declined to confirm or deny the authenticity of the intercepted content.