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NSA collecting phone records of millions daily, court order reveals

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Glenn Greenwald
London Guardian [1]
June 6, 2013

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 [2], 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.

The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa) granted the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period ending on July 19.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order

[2] requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/06/verizon-telephone-data-court-order

[3] Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers’ phone records: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-court-lets-nsa-extend-its-trawl-of-verizon-customers-phone-records.html

[4] The Same Federal Judge Who Struck Down Obamacare Approved The Government’s Sweeping Collection Of Phone Records: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-same-federal-judge-who-struck-down-obamacare-approved-the-governments-sweeping-collection-of-phone-records.html

[5] Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/revealed-the-top-secret-rules-that-allow-nsa-to-use-us-data-without-a-warrant.html

[6] Privacy group to ask Supreme Court to halt NSA phone spying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-group-to-ask-supreme-court-to-halt-nsa-phone-spying.html

[7] Verizon Rewarded for Records Release With $10 Billion Government Contract: http://www.prisonplanet.com/verizon-rewarded-for-records-release-with-10-billion-government-contract.html

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