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Other Carriers may not be singled out as USA Today reported that bell south and AT&T are also under the radar
Reports that the Obama administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers in the U.S. could contradict statements made by top officials who previously claimed the government was not holding data on Americans.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was asked at a March hearing whether the National Security Agency collects any data on millions of Americans.
“No sir … not wittingly,” Clapper responded, acknowledging there are cases “where inadvertently, perhaps” the data could be collected.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander also told Fox News last year that the agency does not “hold data on U.S. citizens.”
But the Guardian newspaper reported late Wednesday that the administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.
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Carriers may not be singled out as USA Today had an article stating that bellsouth and AT&T are also under the radar
- NSA Secretly Collecting Phone Records From Every Verizon Customer (gawker.com)
- NSA Collecting Phone Records Of Verizon Subscribers On An ‘Ongoing, Daily Basis’ (appadvice.com)
- Secret Court Order Gives All Verizon Phone Records to NSA (newsy.com)
- NSA Secretly Collecting Millions of Verizon Subscribers’ Records: Report (mashable.com)