Author Topic: U.S. drug agents grab more data than NSA; ‘profound privacy concerns,’ ACLU says  (Read 411 times)

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Offline flowers

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When it comes to subpoenaing telephone records, U.S. drug agents may take the trophy from the National Security Agency.

New information revealed by The New York Times on a counterdrug program called The Hemisphere Project shows the federal government has been paying the telecommunications company, AT&T, to task workers on missions for the Drug Enforcement Agency and for detectives who work at local law enforcement levels. The phone workers’ job: to give law enforcement telephone records and related data that dates back to 1987.

The NSA, meanwhile, only stores telephone data for five years. And that data is confined to the telephone numbers, the time of call and the duration of call, Fox News reported.

The Hemisphere Project sweeps in every call that travels through an AT&T switch point — not just every call placed by an AT&T customer. The program falls under the purview of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, The Times said.

The Obama administration said not to worry — that the telephone data is

Offline happyg

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We may as well throw the curtains and drapes out because the government sees and hears everything.

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All courtesy of the war on drugs.

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