Comment: Great News

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Great News

These companies will only pay attention if it hits them financially. I'd like to see the same happen to Verizon for them listening in on people's calls (or least creating the ability for themselves to do so).

http://www.alternet.org/story/65372/verizon_admits_to_illega...

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...Verizon also disclosed that the FBI, using administrative subpoenas, sought information identifying not just a person making a call, but all the people that customer called, as well as the people those people called. Verizon does not keep data on this "two-generation community of interest" for customers, but the request highlights the broad reach of the government's quest for data.

The disclosures, in a letter from Verizon to three Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigating the carriers' participation in government surveillance programs, demonstrated the willingness of telecom companies to comply with government requests for data, even, at times, without traditional legal supporting documents. The committee members also got letters from AT&T and Qwest Communications International, but those letters did not provide details on customer data given to the government. None of the three carriers gave details on any classified government surveillance program.

Read the rest at the URL:

http://www.alternet.org/story/65372/verizon_admits_to_illega...

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