Posted 3 years ago on June 7, 2013, 8:21 p.m. EST by quantumystic
from Memphis, TN
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Published on Jun 7, 2013 "The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries."*
We now know that the NSA has conducted mass surveillance on Verizon (and in all likelihood other telecommunication outlets) customers. This blanket spying was done indiscriminately, on American citizens. Certain politicians say it's great that this is happening, that they'll gladly be spied upon. Is this liberty? Does President Obama know the meaning of civil rights? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more from The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/...