For all the debate since Edward Snowden's NSA disclosures a year ago, the only thing more striking than the changes that have resulted is how much has stayed the same. Unfortunately, a lack of evidence of cold war-style abuses has dampened the public push for reform.
The US spy agency is using facial recognition software, the NSA's Michael Rogers confirms. But images of foreign targets, not Americans, are the focus of NSA attention. Photos of Americans 'have very specific restrictions,' he says.
The latest published leaks by Edward Snowden signal that the National Security Agency is mining photographs from online communications for use in facial recognition software. The NSA declines comment.
Edward Snowden, NSA whistle-blower, 'patriot,' or 'traitor'? How do you explain the Snowden debate to kids?
And does it really matter?