"US records monitoring ignites debate..." And the world shall hear the truth.

"@News24: US records monitoring ignites debate http://www.news24.com/World/News/US-records-monitoring-ignites-debate-20130607" -extracted from twitter.

"Washington — A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the US government's surveillance of Americans' phone records — hundreds of millions of calls — in the first hard evidence of a massive data collection programme aimed at combating terrorism under powers granted by Congress after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

At issue is a court order, first disclosed on Wednesday by The Guardian newspaper in Britain, that requires the communications company Verizon to turn over on an "ongoing, daily basis" the records of all landline and mobile telephone calls of its customers, both within the US and between the US and other countries.

Intelligence experts said the government, though not listening in on calls, would be looking for patterns that could lead to terrorists — and that there was every reason to believe similar orders were in place for other phone companies." -extracted from website, link above.


Are you shocked, or as long as you
Didn't know about it, you were okay
With it; hard times call for all sorts
Of measures... Good and bad.