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Verizon Phone Data Surveillance Scandal

June 12, 2013

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Intelligence Surveillance Act, the National Security Agency applied for and gave a court order to Verizon

demanding them to turn over all telephone metadata for phone records originating in the U.S. from late April to

July 19. "Non-content" metadata includes subscriber data, recipients, both parties’ phone numbers and locations, the times and the

durations of every call made.

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newspaper in the UK, the Guardian, revealed the government surveillance order after a former NSA employee leaked

them the information.

We sat down with the Technology and Liberty Director of Washington

state’s American Civil Liberties Union Jamela Debelak. She said two main concerns encompass this controversy

- civil rights and

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If you’d like to get involved on either side of this issue, the ACLU has

released petitions for citizens to sign on their website at ACLU.org.