The National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
June 7, 2013 The news that the nation's spy agencies have been collecting phone records has been followed by word that they're also gathering up reams of information from the servers of major Internet and tech companies.
June 6, 2013 As news broke about the NSA collecting telephone records through Verizon, people took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's a sampling, ranging from the hilarious to the poignant.
Your call may be monitored: The NSA has been given the OK to collect data about millions of Americans' phone calls (though not about the conversations).
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June 6, 2013 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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June 5, 2013 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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