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Report: NSA data collection included photos, resumes

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Among the NSA spy haul, Snowden documents show Americans' baby photos and resumes. (Source: CNN) Among the NSA spy haul, Snowden documents show Americans' baby photos and resumes. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – Lots of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs, according to Edward Snowden. 

Snowden provided The Washington Post with what it said were 160,000 intercepted conversations, including emails, instant messages, photographs, social network posts and other documents.

The trove included messages 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, a Post analysis found.

Some were identified by either the government or newspaper as Americans.

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