Telecom Reveals Domestic Surveillance In an letter to a House committee, Verizon says it has provided federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with tens of thousands of customer phone records.
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Telecom Reveals Domestic Surveillance

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Telecom Reveals Domestic Surveillance

Telecom Reveals Domestic Surveillance

Telecom Reveals Domestic Surveillance

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Under pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Verizon has released information about its participation in the federal government's antiterrorism surveillance program.

In an letter to members of the House committee on energy and commerce, a senior Verizon official says that since 2005, the company has provided federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with tens of thousands of customers' phone records and other data.