Corporation-Intelligence Complex

So the NSA spying story gets a little more interesting, with revelations that:

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren’t suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.

I’m not sure which is more surprising: That the NSA was spying on domestic phone calls of millions of Americans (not just international, as Bush had claimed), or that it was USA Today that broke the story. And I also have to say I feel suddenly happy that my phone service is with Qwest.

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