NSA Reportedly Monitored All E-Mail, Text Communication in Salt Lake City Area During 2002 Olympics

For a period of six months around the event


Buried near the bottom of an explosive Wall Street Journal expos√© about the spying capabilities of the NSA is a fascinating tidbit about the breadth of surveillance operations before and during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

For the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, officials say, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA arranged with Qwest Communications International Inc. to use intercept equipment for a period of less than six months around the time of the event. It monitored the content of all email and text communications in the Salt Lake City area.