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NSA: Scheme Foiled Terrorist Plots

The NSA wants to convince you that its knowledge of your web habits went to a good cause: according to the agency, that information really did keep the terrorists from winning. Okay, maybe it wasn't your information, specifically. But top officials said on Saturday that data taken from two of the NSA's controversial data-gathering programs helped foil terrorist plots not only in the U.S., but also in more than 20 other countries worldwide. No details were immediately released about the countries or plots involved, but officials are working on declassifying as many of the events as they can. Trying to get back on our good side?