USA Today Confirms NSA Collecting Data on Ordinary Americans

Today's USA Today confirms that the "National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth." According to the report, "With access to records of billions of domestic calls, the NSA has gained a secret window into the communications habits of millions of Americans."

As the Q&A explains, "The call-collecting program is focused on domestic calls, those that originate and terminate within U.S. borders."

However, one company apparently stood up to the NSA's request -- Qwest. EFF: DeepLinks

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 11th May 2006 10:16AM