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Clapper Announces Secret Court OKs Continued US Phone Surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret intelligence court has decided to continue an order that forces Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millions of telephone records to the government each day in its search for foreign terror or espionage suspects.

The longstanding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order must be renewed every three months. It had been set to expire Friday.

National Intelligence Director James Clapper announced the new order.


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I don't want my government

I don't want my government violating my Constitutional rights and committing criminal acts to keep me a few basis points safer. I'd rather be a few basis points less safe while at the same time, feeling much safer from my government employees. A few basis points of safety = close to nothing of consequence.