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  • stakeholder_9999 stakeholder_9999 Jun 6, 2013 8:43 PM Flag

    Verizon got it's Fig Leaf

    Now Verizon can say the government made me do it.

    NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily





    Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama



    • Please Read the Verizon court order in full here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/06/verizon-telephone-data-court-order

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    • verizon is as guilty as the WH and the taint wont wash off - it is partners with a corrupt government

    • Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security

      by DANIEL J. SOLOVE

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      • Stakeholder, you douche bag,

        05/11/2006... From USA Today: (Look it up numb nuts!) George Bush is shown signing it.

        By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY
        The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
        The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.

        QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: The NSA record collection program

        "It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added.

        For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made — across town or across the country — to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.

        The three telecommunications companies are working under contract with the NSA, which launched the program in 2001 shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the sources said. The program is aimed at identifying and tracking suspected terrorists, they said.

        The sources would talk only under a guarantee of anonymity because the NSA program is secret.

        Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, nominated Monday by President Bush to become the director of the CIA, headed the NSA from March 1999 to April 2005. In that post, Hayden would have overseen the agency's domestic call-tracking program. Hayden declined to comment about the prog

 
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