Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jun 2013 15:33 UTC
Legal "The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an 'ongoing, daily basis' to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk - regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing." Hey Americans, welcome to the club. And here we were, afraid of Google!
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Just Verizon?
by re_re on Thu 6th Jun 2013 18:45 UTC
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While this was the only court order that was leaked I think it would be naive to believe this only applies to Verizon. I would be willing to bet that all of the other major American service providers (US Cellular, AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile) have received similar court orders. Sounds like 1984 to me.

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