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A Fox News -- now trying to figure out whether or not -- more secrets to come on this and it's a matter the reporter who publish Edwards noted information.
-- a classified surveillance program says there will be more significant revelations.
His phrasing now to come chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge back in the story in Washington what do we know about.
-- -- -- Well good morning bill within the last hour the guardian newspaper in Great Britain has posted a news stories in the details.
The first carried over the weekend about a program called boundless informant.
To break it -- -- terms this is a program according to the documents.
That allows the NSA to quantify.
That meta data so that's very basic data like a phone records the telephone numbers.
Into a number for specific geographic location.
Over specific period of time so -- sample.
One of the figures in the document is three billion metadata records in the United States in a one month time period bill.
Mean OK so meanwhile now we got some questions about this NSA facility out -- -- -- We're hearing the agency may use to store the data from millions of Americans for time that is uncertain.
The center is more than a million square feet in size you have been there you've seen yourself that brings us to be -- because you asked a lot of questions questions from viewers.
Our viewers rather John -- of Georgia writes.
Does anyone know who authorized the construction of the -- tall building who did authorize that.
-- and well this is ultimately authorized by the US intelligence community.
And the NSA.
Says they can't really describe much -- but the program because it's so highly classified.
But if you look at what's called the open source reporting you can find a lot of documents on the web we were able to identify a 2009.
I tender if you will on some of the specs for the project from the Army Corps of Engineers so we know.
That is released 2009.
The project on his face have been approved and was in the pipeline looking for potential contractors to work on it.
Open in October more than five fully open in October more than five times the size the US catalysts.
Place is huge another question now another viewer never heard rights at a Texas how much is the NSA spy -- costing us to build -- we have a figure on that Katherine.
-- the ballpark figure is two billion dollars and now that would not be including.
This this facility in very simple terms is like a giant thumb drive.
For storage capacity so this is for the contents that everyone has been talking about over the last four to five days -- So phone records emails and the like but what's not clear is whether this would just be.
Content collected overseas.
Or whether in some way it might bring into the net that of Americans that's a great question we don't have an answer right now -- million square feet cost of two billion dollars.
You had to fly over in interest in twist happened when you were there.
What will we weren't -- -- were not able to go actually into the -- -- data center so we rented a helicopter so we could get a bird's eye view.
And after we wrapped up that tour we -- contacted about it two weeks later.
By the pilot to explain to us.
That he -- -- -- from the FBI the FBI agents had told them they were there on a national security matter.
And the fight -- brought their attention by the NSA which had taken.
-- photographs of the helicopter.
And use that visual data to track -- to the manufacturing and ultimately.
To be helicopter -- operation that we rented in Utah so -- issue how this can come a full circle very quickly in terms of surveying.
And they -- thirty miles south of salt lake city Council Bluffs to tell you talk Catherine Herridge thank you would pull on you again for more information -- -- about this.
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