Fed's monumental phone-records monitoring is laid bare

  • Article by: DONNA CASSATA and NANCY BENAC , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 6, 2013 - 8:41 PM

A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records -- hundreds of millions of calls.

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IHATELOGINS0Jun. 6, 13 7:27 AM

I just cancelled all my Verizon phones. Outrageous and Totally Unacceptable.

koold56Jun. 6, 13 7:29 AM

More of the Obama Definition of Transparency along with a Dash of Hope and Change. Thanks for voting. More to come.....Suddenly I enjoy reading the news....

dazel21Jun. 6, 13 7:32 AM

I doubt Verizon is the only one.

alansonJun. 6, 13 7:36 AM

I have some advice for all of us. It is possible for users to encrypt all of their digital communications, and even to hide the routing information on Internet phone calls, texts, emails and other web usage. But it takes forethought by users, and some degree of mutual cooperation (exchanges of encryption keys, and so on). It's time for us to act on this - it's obvious our government has an insatiable appetite for snooping, and will force corporate vendors to put back doors into their so-called encryption. We can't rely on the courts for protection under the Bill of Rights. The time to begin to protect ourselves is now.

nessmessJun. 6, 13 7:38 AM

There is NO need to collect data on ordinary citizens. Given the fact that they had repeated warnings from Saudi Arabia and Russia (RE: Boston bombers) and did NOTHING to follow up, tells me they have NO interest in national security for US citizens. Just another example of our freedoms being taken away by the incompetent!!

jrtaftJun. 6, 13 7:39 AM

the NSA physically searching every house in America without a warrant would also greatly impact the war on terrorism...that doesn't make it right/constitutional...I'd say vote everyone out of office, but whoever we vote in is going to do the same thing. The system is broken, and its too large for citizens to defeat...

brocklander1Jun. 6, 13 7:42 AM

As if we needed it, but just another example of how there is absolutely no difference between the two political parties governing this nation. We live in a one party state and most people don't even realize it.

brianstrJun. 6, 13 7:43 AM

Let me get this straight, it's The Terrorists who are taking away freedoms and liberties in this country? I guess every authoritarian state needs a bogeyman.

cGeeJun. 6, 13 7:46 AM

The on-going paranoia exhibited from this administration is amazing, but now with 4.5 years of history this is to be expected. Based on this administration’s arrogance and mis-trust of US citizens, all Obama can do is attempt to control and intimidate whom he perceives as enemies. I’m adding this new revelation to the IRS, Benghazi, AP and other scandals they’re trying to cover up. Too bad this current scandal had to be uncovered by the foreign press.

phatflyguyJun. 6, 13 7:47 AM

I'm cancelling. Totally outrages over reach by the government. First the collection of DNA, now this. The patriot act needs to go away.


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