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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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In Letter To Senators, DoJ Explains How Secret Court Works

In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
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Spy Agency's Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

A court order has allowed the National Security Agency to collect data on millions of Verizon customers' phone calls. Some lawmakers and privacy advocates have expressed concern about government overreach. The White House is defending the practice.
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NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings.
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Susan Rice To Take Over As National Security Adviser

President Obama has selected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next National Security Adviser. She'll take over from Tom Donilon, who has played a critical role in developing the White House's relationship with China. The president is also nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position at the U.N.
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NSA Collecting Verizon Phone Records Of American Customers

A FISA court order gives the government the power to obtain the information for a three-month period that ends July 19. The order covers all Verizon calls made within the U.S., and between the U.S. and other countries. The order covers call data — not the actual conversations.

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