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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RE: Well, I'm Boned...
by umccullough on Thu 6th Jun 2013 21:41 UTC in reply to "Well, I'm Boned..."
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But I believe this is with ALL forms of communication in the US. It's inescapable.

Indeed, it has been alleged years ago that AT&T has secret rooms with "black boxes" that all their connections run through and process for the NSA.

Basically, if you use a phone, especially a cell phone, expect that you're being spied on. Cell phones are even more egregious since they can track your physical location movements at any given time.

They use the guise of "metadata" - and I suspect they use the same guise to collect IP connection logs and HTTP headers.

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