Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Mobile Phones

 

NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily

The latest news has it that the NSA is snooping around into the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. Under a judge’s orders, Verizon was to provide a list of all the calls made by US citizens through its network to the NSA for scrutiny. This is not the first time that the government has intervened in personal and private matters of ordinary citizens.

Jun 6 2013, 4:40am CDT | by

11 Updates
NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily

NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily

The judge’s verdict was labeled “Top Secret” and according to it Verizon was to divulge all its yearly phone calls to the governmental agency known as the NSA. And the really frightening thing is that this leaking of confidential information will carry on till July of 2013. Although the order did not include the contents of each call, the location, frequency and time span was to be provided to the agency. According to the Guardian , the order was passed at the request of the FBI. President Obama is facing a losing battle with the public and consumer rights activists as it has become common knowledge that secret data has been broken into and scrutinized for any breach of patriotism.

Especially worrisome among these issues having to do with the First Amendment was the divulging of Associated Press calling records and Fox News emails. The White House, NSA and Verizon were contacted by press reporters. However, all three sources refused to comment on this. There are even rumors that other telephone agencies such as AT&T too are under pressure to provide data regarding telephone calls. The spokespersons at AT&T too declined to offer any information about this thereby further increasing the general paranoia of the people of the United States.

Many people have spoken out against this act of Orwellian surveillance. It reeks of a totalitarian society where Big Brother is always watching. And it completely goes against the constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The whole scheme of the governmental authorities poking their nose into things which do not concern them began under the neoconservative regime of George W. Bush. He of the Patriot Act fame, made thought control a reality and was the major cause of the blatant abuse of human rights by the government.

The NSA is guilty of implanting bugs and tapping phone lines before. Due to this recent spate of indulgence in spy-craft, there have been a number of actions taken by consumer groups to counter the tendency to terrorize decent law abiding citizens.  The whole issue turned up after 9/11 and the main reason for the government’s crime-watch efforts is to catch terrorists before they inflict any more damage. The Boston Marathon Bombing is a recent example of this so the government can never be too careful.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 11

FBI and NSA targeted prominent Muslim-American leaders for surveillance

Source: Engadget

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
Pictured: NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency monitored the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans, documents from former-NSA contr ...
Source: Engadget   Full article at: Engadget 11 hours ago, 10:04am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 10

NSA’s misguided mission

Source: The Moderate Voice

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
WASHINGTON — Even those who believe the National Security Agency’s vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end up knowing nothing. An investigation by The Washington Post, which examined a cache of intelligence reports provided by fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden, illustrates my point. The agenc ...
Source: The Moderate Voice   Full article at: The Moderate Voice 1 day ago, 12:39am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 9

NSA Targeted German Privacy Activist Sebastian Hahn: Report

Source: NDTV

Suspected NSA Double Agent Arrested
According to a report, code found in NSA's software reveals it's interest in anyone who uses a program called Tor that can obscure a person ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV 5 days ago, 12:07am CDT
 

Update: 7

NSA whistleblowers testify in Bundestag inquiry, disclose ‘totalitarian’ surveillance

Source: Russia Today

Former NSA Employees Testify In Bundestag Investigation Hearings
RELATED: XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users as 'extremists' It is hoped that testimony from two US citizens, William Binney and Thomas Drake, will shed light on the methods of surveillance used by the National Security Agency, which eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading German and European politicians. Binney and Drake broke their silence long before ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden leaked rev ...
Source: Russia Today   Full article at: Russia Today 6 days ago, 11:19am CDT
 

Update: 6

Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

Source: AppleSlashdot

Suspected NSA Double Agent Arrested
An anonymous reader writes There's an independent agency within the U.S. government called the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Their job is to weigh the benefits of government actions — like stopping terrorist threats — against violations of citizens' rights that may result from those actions. As you might expect, the NSA scandal landed squarely in their laps, and they've compiled a re ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot Jul 2 2014, 5:22pm CDT
 

Update: 5

NSA's internet surveillance program is constitutional, Obama's panel of experts insists

Source: Russia Today

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
Nevertheless, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s findings — published late Tuesday in a 196-page pre-release report that was approved by the panel early Wednesday — did acknowledge that substantial flaws exist in the way the NSA uses Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to conduct surveillance against not US-persons believed to be located abroad. By relying on that provision, government officials with proper standing can query vast database ...
Source: Russia Today   Full article at: Russia Today Jul 2 2014, 1:43pm CDT
 

Update: 4

NSA and Big IT Tech

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
The Government of Germany just announced that it will be cancelling an information technology project with Verizon. The announcement makes clear Germany is doing this because they do not trust that Verizon will or even can safeguard Germany's data and telecommunications from spying by the National Security Administration (NSA). The German suspicions are heightened because the NSA was discovered via the i ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 30 2014, 5:59pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Portraits Of World Leaders Painted By Former President George W. Bush Go On Display At His Presidential Library
The nation's top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless searches of the content of Americans' communications caught up in collection on foreign targets. The letter, sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), also disclosed that there are large gaps in how the government tracks searches on Americans' com ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 30 2014, 4:01pm CDT
 

Update: 2

Snowden's revelations: Good for US or not?

Source: MSNBC

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
The Great Debate: Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander discusses the harm former CIA employee Edward Snowden caused when he leaked information about the NSA's surveillance program. The ACLU's Anthony Romero argues Snowden ...
Source: MSNBC   Full article at: MSNBC Jun 30 2014, 11:08am CDT
 

Update: 1

Snowden's revelations: Good for US or not?

Source: MSNBC

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
The Great Debate: Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander discusses the harm former CIA employee Edward Snowden caused when he leaked information about the NSA's surveillance program. The ACLU's Anthony Rome ...
Source: MSNBC   Full article at: MSNBC Jun 30 2014, 11:02am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Richard Sherman Disses Michael Crabtree on American Muscle
Richard Sherman Disses Michael Crabtree on American Muscle
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reiterated his dislike for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the premiere episode of American Muscle on July 9.
 
 
Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Jarrett Jack, Eye Kevin Love
Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Jarrett Jack, Eye Kevin Love
The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Jarrett Jack, Sergey Kasarev and Tyler Zeller in deals with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on July 9. The Cavaliers are also reportedly eyeing All-Star forward Kevin Love.
 
 
LeBron James to Meet With Pat Riley in Las Vegas
LeBron James to Meet With Pat Riley in Las Vegas
Free-agent forward LeBron James met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in Las Vegas on July 9 to discuss his future with the team.
 
 
Alien Isolation Pre-order Gets 25% Discount + &quot;Nostromo Edition&quot; DLC
Alien Isolation Pre-order Gets 25% Discount + "Nostromo Edition"
Ellen Ripley becomes playable in the new Alien Isolation if you pre-order the game. Perfect timing with a 25% off coupon code for the PC version.