1. Verizon breaks silence on surveillance


    ... (Wired) Verizon responded to allegations that the telecom was served with a top-secret court order ... demanding it provide the FBI and the NSA with customer call records continuously, and in bulk ... Surveillance Court, issued a sweeping order requiring Verizon Business Services formerly MCI to give

  2. NSA collecting millions of Verizon phone records daily


    ... National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of Verizon customers in the United ... the NSA with information on U.S. telephone calls on an "ongoing, daily basis."

  3. Clapper denied NSA surveillance before Senate panel

    James Clapper, director of national intelligence, is in charge of 16 federal agencies.

    ... (The Hill) Weeks before the National Security Agency (NSA) began a massive phone sweeping operation ... on U.S. cellular provider Verizon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress ... Intelligence Committee, Clapper denied allegations by panel members the NSA conducted electronic

  4. NSA spying disclosures alarm tech companies


    ... CIA computer technician named Edward Snowden, who had worked as a contactor at the NSA, identified ... court order directing Verizon Communications Inc to turn over all its calling records for a three-month ... period, and details about an NSA program code-named PRISM, which collected emails, chat logs

  5. NSA chief plays word games on domestic spying


    ... the NSA’s collection of the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers ... and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, mislead Congress last year when he claimed the NSA does ... , questioned Alexander in response to a Wired.com article that month quoting several ex-NSA staffers

  6. Civil liberties: A GOP civil war?

    ... anticipated. While Verizon was the first carrier implicated, there are now reports that the NSA has

  7. Obama said to keep NSA in charge of phone records

    Headquarters of the National Security Agency

    ... such as Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), AT&T Inc. (T) or some other private entity. Obama instead will ask ... Congress to decide the matter when he releases his proposal to limit NSA surveillance programs

  8. 'Patriot Act' author troubled by NSA snooping


    ... Thursday that he was troubled by reports the National Security Agency (NSA) had collected phone ... Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court had approved a court order that required Verizon to turn over

  9. Americans ballistic over NSA 'dragnet'


    ... in the shockingly broad FISA order that demanded Verizon hand the NSA phone records data on millions ... since the first NSA revelations were published in the Guardian, and it's clear the American people ... . The NSA has been under fire since a whistleblower, Edward Snowden, released documents showing

  10. Judge urges quick action in NSA-spying challenge


    ... whether discovery supports the idea "the NSA had actually accessed Verizon cell phone telephonic records ... court to formally relinquish control over the appeal. The NSA program, which collects in bulk data ... halting the NSA program in 2013, but he stayed it while the government appealed. Two years later