NSA collected millions of US phone records: report Tom Henry at 8:27 AM ET
[JURIST] The National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] has been collecting phone records from major telephone companies AT&T, Verizon, and BellSouth [corporate websites] to study the calling patterns of millions of Americans in an effort to detect terrorist activity, according to a report [text] from USA Today on Thursday. Although the NSA is not recording or eavesdropping on telephone conversations, the agency has data on millions of domestic calls from individuals and businesses with no suspected ties to terrorism. One source told USA Today that the ultimate goal of the program is "to create a database of every call ever made" domestically.
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