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NSA gets cell phone call data

2013-06-05 23:28:36.277329+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Guardian.co.uk has obtained a secret court order under which Verizon is turning over cell phone call information to the National Security Agency.

The order directs Verizon to "continue production on an ongoing daily basis thereafter for the duration of this order". It specifies that the records to be produced include "session identifying information", such as "originating and terminating number", the duration of each call, telephone calling card numbers, trunk identifiers, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number, and "comprehensive communication routing information".

I think it's safe to say that if such an order exists for and is being complied to by Verizon, the same thing is happening for other cell phone carriers.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-06 14:25:45.097047+00 by: Dan Lyke

The order itself.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-06 15:43:32.064536+00 by: Dan Lyke

It has been pointed out that this is about Verizon Wireless, and Verizon the land-line company is a different organization. Frankly, I didn't know anyone used land-lines any more, and I vaguely knew that there was such a Verizon business, but they don't operate in my area.

RT Jesse Berney ‏@jesseberney

BREAKING: Sprint, AT&T employees better at not leaking secret government subpoenas.

Washington Post: Expert: NSA phone data collection has likely been ongoing since 2006.

The DOJ is making noises through a connected reporter that they're going to try to go after the leaker.

The Obama administration has confirmed that the collection is happening. (By way of here)

EFF press release on the confirmation that the NSA is spying domestically.

RT The Associated Press @AP:

BREAKING: Senator confirms NSA collection of phone records is a renewal of an ongoing practice.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-06 16:53:02.676495+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Senator from Hollywood, Diane Feinstein, and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) both confirm 2006:

“As far as I know, this is the exact three-month renewal of what has been in place for the past seven years,” Feinstein said. “This renewal is carried out by the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] under the business records section of the Patriot Act. Therefore it is lawful. It has been briefed to Congress.”

"Hell, we've been pissing all over reasonable restrictions on government overreach for years now, I don't know why y'all are so miffed now that you've found out about it", she did not continue, but may as well have.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-06 17:46:21.868552+00 by: Dan Lyke

Followed up in this additional front page entry because the evil weasel legislators have got my ire up to the point where I felt I needed to front page it again.