Thursday, May 11, 2006

USATODAY - NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls

I am sure all have heard this by now USA Today reported this morning that the NSA has been secretly collecting phone records from millions of Americans remember they could not have done this without the help of AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth.

Note: According to America Blog Verizon is saying they are not involved
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans...
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.
Just before this report was released 72 (71 Dems and 1 Ind.) members of Congress filed papers to end Bush's warrantless NSA eavesdropping program. The law makers argue that Congress never authorized the spying program. Also the DOJ had to drop its case into the government's warrantless eavesdropping program because NSA refused to grant Justice Department lawyers security clearance.

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