You won’t believe
the envelope that the phone company has apparently been sending out. If it’s not a hoax, the irony is so thick that not even an NSA eavesdropper could penetrate it.
The phone company
says that, despite the claims made in the USA Today story, it never provided phone records to the NSA. Posted on May 15, 2006
The Washington Post loaded a
poll so it would appear that most Americans support the NSA’s phone record collection program. Blogger Jane Hamsher did the original analysis on this sloppy poll, and Buzzflash sums it up.
The telecom giant faces two suits—one for
$20 billion, another for $5 billion—for handing over customers’ phone records to the NSA.
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