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Report: NSA asks Verizon for records of U.S. calls

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 23:00:57-04

Reports indicate that the National Security Agency has demanded Verizon turn over a record of phone calls made in the United States.

The Washington Post reports that the Guardian obtained a legal order that requires the phone company to produce records of calls between the United States and abroad and calls within the U.S., and they must do so on an ongoing daily basis.

The order calls for data that includes the phone numbers of those participating in the call as well as the time and duration of the calls.

The order was leaked, and it was labeled top secret. The order prevents Verizon from making the order known to anyone else. The order is dated April 25 and will expire on July 19 unless renewed.

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