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The Guardian: Secret Court Lets NSA Extend Its Trawl Of Verizon Customers' Phone Records

The Guardian: Secret Court Lets NSA Extend Its Trawl Of Verizon Customers' Phone Records

Latest revelation an indication of how Obama administration has opened up hidden world of mass communications surveillance

Ed Pilkington in New York
The Guardian, Friday 19 July 2013 18.39 EDT

The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret court that oversees surveillance.

In an unprecedented move prompted by the Guardian's disclosure in June of the NSA's indiscriminate collection of Verizon metadata, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has publicly revealed that the scheme has been extended yet again.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/19/nsa-extended-ver...




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Illegal to give permission

It is illegal for a secret court to give a government agency permission to break the Constitution.