'Follow the Money' NSA Spies on International Payments

The United States' NSA intelligence agency is interested in international payments processed by companies including Visa, SPIEGEL has learned. It has even set up its own financial database to track money flows through a "tailored access operations" division.
In 2011, the NSA possessed 180 million records through its "Follow the Money" branch.

In 2011, the NSA possessed 180 million records through its "Follow the Money" branch.

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