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Big Brother And Your Phone: Where To Draw The Line?

Striking a balance between national security and civil liberties is once again proving nearly as difficult a task as catching the bad guys.
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Digging The Depth Of The NSA Phone Data Program

The White House and lawmakers are defending a secret program that collects data on phone calls made by ordinary Americans. It was revealed Wednesday that the National Security Agency obtained data on calls from Verizon, including calls made locally, inside the United States and calls between the U.S. and overseas. Officials defend the program as necessary for fighting terrorism. Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about the program, its scope and civil liberties implications.
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How The NSA Uses Metadata To Fight Terrorism

Robert Siegel talks with Kirk Wiebe, retired intelligence National Security Agency analyst, about metadata and how the NSA uses it as a counterterrorism tool.
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The NSA, Verizon And The Future of Domestic Spying

According to a top-secret court order obtained by The Guardian, the National Security Agency has collected the phone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers since late April. The Guardian's Spencer Ackerman explains the coming debate over the scale of domestic spying operations.
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A Day In The Life Of The Relentlessly Tracked

Swirling controversy over government seizure of millions of Verizon phone records is a reminder of just how much data consumers are constantly and willingly sharing each day.

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