Americans aren’t safe from Big Brother even when they go on vacation.
The National Security Agency is recording the complete audio of every cellphone call in the Bahamas and storing them for up to a month.
According to The Intercept, which confirmed the story first mentioned by BahamasB2B.com several months ago, using documents obtained from Edward Snowden, 5 million Americans visit the Bahamas every year and many of them have homes there.
NSA documents say the program is used to locate drug traffickers and smugglers of undocumented immigrants. In addition to the Bahamas, the MYSTIC program is also used to monitor the communications of Mexico, Kenya, the Philippines, and an unnamed country.