The NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Americans

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The NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Americans

Since the 25th of April, Verizon has been sharing all its phone call data with the NSA by virtue of a secret court order that authorizes the following information to be handed over on an ongoing daily basis.:

  • the numbers of both parties
  • location data
  • call duration
  • unique identifiers
  • time of all calls.

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It is however silent on the contents of the conversation itself. This order is very unusual given that it covers all calls and not of a specific person. Furthermore, the order also specifies that Verizon is prohibited from disclosing the fact that it was giving out this information or the existence of such an order. Only through a UK newspaper, the Guardian, was the existence and contents of the order revealed.

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Guardian

Full Court Ruling

 

 

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