Personal Information Gathered by NSA Spy Programs

Heaps of fitness selfies, medical records, baby photos and resumes are among thousands of private communications gathered and stored by NSA spy programs.

That’s according to new disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency Contractor, gave to the Washington Post.

Snowden provided the post with what it said were 160,000 intercepted conversations, including e-mails, instant messages, photographs, social network posts and other documents.

The messages were exchanged from 2009 through 2012, and some were hundreds of pages long.

Nearly 90 percent of the individuals, or accounts, whose information was obtained were not federal targets, but rather ordinary internet users.