Obama Administration Says Monitoring of Call Records is a 'Critical Tool'

Posted June 6, 2013 at 6:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4135 views

The Obama Administration is defending the practice of monitoring complete phone records of U.S. customers calling it a 'critical tool' in protecting the public from terrorists, according to a WSJ report.

A document recently leaked by the Guardian revealed that the NSA has ordered Verizon to provide complete call records to the government for all call within and out of the Unite States. The order also says Verizon is prohibited from the telling its customers that it's handing over their call data to the government.

A senior Obama administration official said today that this data "allows counterterrorism personnel to discover whether known or suspected terrorists have been in contact with other persons who may be engaged in terrorist activities, particularly people located inside the United States."

While the official stopped short of confirming the order which was to be classified from the public until 2038, the spokesperson noted that all three branches of government are involved in reviewing the collection of data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The news is expected to outrage privacy groups and citizens who don't believe the government should be able to maintain a database that tracks the activity of its citizens.

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What?!?! - June 8, 2013 at 9:18am
To T11...other countries dont do this? Go to India or Singapore...you wouldnt last a fuc$&ng hour there. I hate when people bash USA not knowing shit about how good they have it here. China is banning porn sites and watching peoples IP addresses to see websites they go to. and you are talking shit about the US...Anyways to Obamas henchman, u r right, bush wouldve had his balls chopped off if he said wat O-bum-a said...people, please pay attention to what is happening here..dont just spit out what goons from msnbc, cnn, and other half wit networks say because they have their noses up obamas ass.
Consumer - June 7, 2013 at 4:15pm
Land of the free ??? Yea f..ING right
Robert Johnson - June 7, 2013 at 3:56am
This is not news - the internet has been monitored by ALL governments for many years. If you've got something to hide you should not be online. Look at Bin Laden he did not even have an internet connection and they still got him.
Slasher - June 8, 2013 at 5:28pm
They did get Bin Laden fuc*tard, he died 3 months before 9/11 due to cancer !
Slasher - June 8, 2013 at 5:28pm
Didn't **
t11chb - June 6, 2013 at 9:52pm
New world meaning just the US's world. Other countries wouldn't let this happen.
John - June 7, 2013 at 8:10am
Loooool u serious ever hear "monkey see monkey do"... Keep thinking other countries don't do this. Who u think taught USA?
Obamas henchman - June 6, 2013 at 9:14pm
If Bush ever said this, the media would hang him.....long live King NObama
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