Recent revelations have stirred quite a ruckus as the brass at the National Security Agency (NSA) find themselves in the hot seat, accused of getting their mitts on Americans’ internet browsing data from commercial data brokers without bothering with warrants.

Senator Wyden Unveils the Truth

Now, Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon is the one who brought this whole mess to light.

He got his hands on some documents and decided to share the juicy bits with the public.

“Such location data is collected from Americans’ smartphones by app developers, sold to data brokers, resold to defense contractors, and then resold again to the government,” Senator Wyden disclosed in a released letter addressed to the director of national intelligence.