Add Jimmy Carter to the list of people who are suspicious of National Security Agency surveillance programs.
The former president told NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday that he uses old-fashioned technology — snail mail — to evade NSA surveillance when he contacts a foreign leader.
"I believe if I send an e-mail, it will be monitored," Carter said.
The nation's 39th president told NBC that "when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write a letter myself, put it in the post office, and mail it. ... I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored."
From the AFP wire service:
"A trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have sparked outrage in the United States and abroad about the vast capabilities of America's intelligence programs.
"Officials have defended the methods as necessary to thwart terror attacks but President Barack Obama has ordered reforms in the wake of the disclosures.
"Asked whether the programs were necessary, Carter said he thought they had 'been extremely liberalized and, I think, abused by our own intelligence agencies.'"