The recent revelation that Verizon had received a secret court order to hand over call records to the National Security Agency has dominated the news for the past few days. But that’s just the beginning. It has now been revealed that AT&T, Sprint and credit card companies have also received similar orders. Sources familiar with the NSA’s practices confirmed this latest round of revelations to the Wall Street Journal.
While there is significant debate about the order, it is important to know that the telecom companies have not been required to release the contents of the calls, according to reports. Only connection data was involved. Read more.