NSA Domestic Surveillance Tracks Millions Of Verizon Calls

The Guardian is reporting that the National Security Agency is currently collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers in the US using a top secret court order issued in April.

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The blanket order requires only that the logs of the calls be handed over to the intelligence agency, and not the actual content of calls. But the order requires Verizon Business Network Services to turn over all records on "an ongoing daily basis." It is not known if other Verizon customers, such as residential users, or customers from other US carriers are affected by similar, unknown, court orders.