In addition to vacuuming up troves of emails, web searches, and other written records, the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) had devised a way to collect spoken communication as well, according to documents from the leaked archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and reported on Tuesday by The Intercept.

In a top secret government document from 2006, NSA analysts discussed the development of what they called “Google for Voice,” which automatically recognizes spoken content, such as in phone calls, “by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored,” Intercept journalist Dan Froomkin reports.

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Further, a second document also from 2006 describes, as Froomkin writes, “extensive use of keyword searching as well as computer programs designed to analyze and ‘extract’ the content of voice conversations, and even use sophisticated algorithms to flag conversations of interest.

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