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Wait, Really? New Poll Shows Most People Are Okay With NSA Accessing Their Phone Records

What would be more unnerving to you -- that your government was keeping a running list of all the calls you made from your cell phone, or that your neighbor probably wouldn't have a problem with the policy? If it's that last one...well, we've got some bad news. A poll taken last week by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post found that  most respondents  -- 56% to be exact -- found the NSA's phone record requisitions to be fair play.

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The NSA Is Getting Daily Updates Of Your Phone Records From Verizon

This morning in "I'm pretty sure you're not actually allowed to do that" news, the NSA is collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans on a daily basis. The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. has obtained a copy of an order from judge in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring cell phone service provider Verizon to turn over the cell phone call records of all domestic calls, as well as calls placed in the U.S. to a foreign country. It's the first solid evidence that the unwarranted surveillance of millions of American citizens who are not accused of any crime -- which began in the terror-panicked wake of the 9/11 attacks -- is alive and well and living in Washington under the Obama administration.

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