June 16, 2013

ONE OF THE SUREST SIGNS OF RIGHTWING LUNACY...:

NSA Focused on Just 300 Calls Out of Millions (MARK HOSENBALL, 6/16/13, Reuters)

The U.S. government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper obtained by Reuters on Saturday. [...]

Millions of phone records were collected in 2012, but the paper says U.S. authorities only looked in detail at the records linked to fewer than 300 phone numbers.

A person familiar with details of the program said the figure of fewer than 300 numbers applied to the entire mass of raw telephone "metadata" collected last year by the NSA from U.S. carriers - not just to Verizon, which is the only telephone company identified in a document disclosed by Snowden as providing such data to the NSA.

...is that they imagine themselves so significant as to be likely targets of the government.

Posted by at June 16, 2013 11:30 AM
  

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