Who Exposed the Government’s Verizon Spy Program

The federal government forced Verizon to turn over information on the phone calls of millions of innocent Americans and forbade them from telling anybody about it, The Guardian reports. Kudos to Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Spencer Ackerman for the impressive scoop, and for posting the evidence here. Who helped the journalists obtain that “top-secret”…

Verizon ‘handing all call data to US government’

US service provider Verizon is handing call data for millions of its customers to the government, according to a report. The National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering data on scores of citizens under a secret court order that was passed two months ago, The Guardian understands. The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) granted the order to…

CNN: Court order forces Verizon to turn over records of million

(CNN) — The U.S. government has obtained a top-secret court order requiring Verizon to turn over what could amount to millions of Americans’ telephone records on an “ongoing daily basis,” the UK-based Guardian newspaper reported. The four-page order, which The Guardian published on its websiteWednesday, requires the communications giant to hand over “originating and terminating” telephone numbers as…