Q&A: What you should know about Obama administration's sweeping phone data collection program

  • Article by: MATT APUZZO , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 6, 2013 - 8:56 PM

WASHINGTON - The government knows who you're calling.

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truthfairyJun. 6, 13 9:42 PM

After reading the entire article, I find the title very misleading. "What you should know about Obama's sweeping phone collection program" makes it sound like these are OBAMA's laws, programs HE secretly initiated....whereas the article explains these laws were passed by Congress under Bush in 2001, 2007 and 2008. A majority of Congress have consistently voted to continue these NSA programs. In fact, on September 11 2007, the NSA signed up Microsoft as its first partner for PRISM domestic phone surveillance program, it is NOT new.

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viqueenfailJun. 6, 1310:08 PM

What you should know? Apparently what you should know is that they're Bush's laws.

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janeymacJun. 7, 13 2:09 AM

Bush's laws, perpetuated by Obama. Possibly even expanded under his administration. The lastest from the Guardian (a UK publication) is that pretty much every ISP and social media organisation is part of this surveillance system. I guess the military industrial complex has won. This is not "big government," this is government serving big military and big corporations, not little ordinary people like us.

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drichmnJun. 7, 13 6:27 AM

"Possibly even expanded under his administration." .... it was expanded by law and signed by Bush to included domestic calls in 2008. Amendments by Wyden and Udall to limit it were defeated in 2011 when it was re-authorized.

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barbjensJun. 7, 13 8:00 AM

In this time of terroristm, both domestic and otherwise, I am not concerned at all about them tracking phone numbers. If it will keep us safer that is fine. However, what does concern me is that it has become public and now the terrorists also have that information. By all the "hoopla" people maybe biting off their noses to spite their face.

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