Your Call May Monitored for Patriotism Control.

The USA Today reports 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.
Can you say 'list of known associates?' The NSA claims that it is trying "analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity." Uh-huh, right.
"It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added.
That's pretty damned scary. Worst of all, it's the phone companies turning over your call records. The government has a list of every phone call you made. Every. Call. You. Mad. From, oh, about October of 2001.

All of this 'gathering of information' was done under the watch of General Michael Hayden, nominated to be the head of the CIA.

So last year when Bush was claiming that his domestic spying program only tapped calls where one end of the line was outside U.S. borders he was lying.

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