My local news shared this, as posted by The Guardian, a UK newspaper.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has obtained a Top Secret court order to collect phone records of millions of Verizon telecommunications customers, dated from April 25th until July 19th.
At the request of NSA, Verizon has been compelled to hand over all information detailing the phone numbers of both parties on a call, location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. This is for both foreign and domestic calls.
I don't like this, not one bit. It also bothers me that this is coming from a UK paper, and not a US paper. I'm not surprised that the US is silent on this one, but I AM disappointed.Answer Question
Answer by Ballad at 1:21 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
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Answer by m-avi at 1:42 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:01 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
Here's an American source. Yeah, I think it's crossing the line too. It seems like they can justify just about anything under the guise of the Patriot Act. My family & I are not doing anything illegal, so if someone from the Govt. wants to listen in on family drama & day-to-day plans, I'd say make better use of our tax dollars. More importantly, give me back my rights! On another note, you should see the crap the bank is asking us to sign for this refi. New intrusive docs, required under the Patriot Act & supposedly to keep the banks in check. Where do we draw the line in the sand?!
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:24 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
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Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:06 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
Obama has turned out to be more like Bush than he let on. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I wonder what the Bush hater / Obama supporters think of things like this.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:38 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
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Answer by okmanders at 10:29 AM on Jun. 6, 2013