Weirdest Excuse For PrismSubmitted by kevink on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 00:40
I keep reading/hearing about how it "only collects numbers, not names". How easy is it to lookup a person's name from their phone number? And even for people who are "unlisted", how difficult do you think it is for the government to figure out the name attached to an unlisted number?
The idea that TPTB are using the excuse that it's just numbers is kind of scary when you think of how flimsy of an argument it is. Whether or not they're collecting names directly from Verizon, they clearly have an easy way to look that info up.