Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

Discussion in 'Politics' started by tomdavis, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    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 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.
  2. Lucrum


    One of you guys PM me your phone number. We'll bad mouth that lying incompetent POS over the phone. Given this news maybe he'll actually get the message.

  3. pspr


    He'll never get the message.

    The information is classed as "metadata", or transactional information, rather than communications, and so does not require individual warrants to access.
  4. pspr


    Al Gore says something sensible?!!

    Former Vice President Al Gore also criticized the move.

    "In the digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?" he said in a post on Twitter.

    But the FBI wants to move toward Big Brother.

    The FBI is unhappy that there are communications technologies that it cannot intercept and wants to require that software makers and communications companies create a back door so they can listen in when they desire.

    But a team of technology experts warns the move would hand over to the nation’s enemies abilities they are not capable of developing for themselves.

  5. It's like that Will Smith movie...what's it called again?with gene Hackman.
  6. pspr


    Enemy of The State
  7. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    You and the person on the other line will undoubtedly be audited for last year's return.
  8. Lucrum


    Can I claim I was targeted because I'm conservative?

    NOT to turn my mostly joking comment into something too serious. But at some point if this shit is going to stop, "we the people" are going to have to start taking just such risks.
  9. pspr


    We need to get rid of that damned patriot act. Obama is turning us into a police state under the act.
  10. We used to have something called the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    It has been completely obliterated.
    #10     Jun 6, 2013