Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Report: U.S. Collecting Verizon Customer Phone Records

Britain’s Guardian newspaper is reporting that the U.S. government is collecting the phone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers under a top secret court order. According to the report, the order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25th, and is good until July 19th. It requires that Verizon give the National Security Agency information on all phone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries, on an ongoing, daily basis. The Guardian said that the court order, made under the Patriot Act, shows that the communication records of millions of Americans are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk, regardless of whether they were suspected of any wrongdoing. The information being handed over is about location of calls, their time, duration and unique identifiers, but not the content of the conversations. Verizon declined comment, as did the White House, which referred questions to the NSA. It also had no immediate comment.

Best of Mix 97-3

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.