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Obama,

Like just about everyone else, I ‘d imagine,  I’ve been morbidly following the twists and turns of the  Ed Snowden drama, because that’s what it is.

Ed ‘s a young man  of 29 who decided to  puncture the complacency  of the US administration  by revealing, for all to see  just how perfidious Obama and his merry men really are.

Because he  was  a CIA contractor,  he was privy to  acts  of privacy invasion everyone suspected  were going on full throttle, but could only imagine — and it was with the cooperation  and participation of  Verizon, one of America’s lrgest ISPs .

As  Charlie SavageEdward Wyatt  and Peter Baker  put it in the New York Times »»»

The  US government has been,  “secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night,” they say.

But the   US isn’t alone.

Canadian defense minister Peter MacKay  pointed out recently, we have our very own ‘metadata’ surveillance program.

Good to know 🙂

Meanwhile, here’s a clip from the official CIA document  which, in turn,  is from the Guardian exposé »»»

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UNITED STATES
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT WASHINGTON, D.C.

IN RE APPLICATION OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Docket Number: BR ? FOR AN ORDER REQUIRING THE
PRODUCTION OF TANGIBLE THINGS FROM VERIZON BUSINESS NETWORK SERVICES,
15-80 INC. ON BEHALF OF MCI COMMUNICATION
SERVICES, INC. D/B/A VERIZON BUSINESS SERVICES.

SECONDARY ORDER
This Court having found that the Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for an Order requiring the production of tangible things from Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. on behalf of MCI Communication Services Inc., d/b/a Verizon Business Services (individually and collectively "Verizon") satisfies the requirements of 50 U.S.C. ? 1861,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, the Custodian of Records shall produce to the National Security Agency (NSA) upon service of this Order, and continue production
SECONDARY ORDER
This Court having found that the Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for an Order requiring the production of tangible things from Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. on behalf of MCI Communication Services Inc., d/b/a Verizon Business Services (individually and collectively "Verizon") satisfies the requirements of 50 U.S.C. ? 1861,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, the Custodian of Records shall produce to the National Security Agency (NSA) upon service of this Order, and continue production

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Derived from:
Declassify on:

Pleadings in the above-captioned docket
12 April 2038
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on an ongoing daily basis thereafter for the duration of this Order, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, an electronic copy of the following tangible things: all call detail records or "telephony metadata" created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls. This Order does not require Verizon to produce telephony metadata for communications wholly originating and terminating in foreign countries.

Telephony metadata includes comprehensive communications routing information,. including but not limited to session identifying information (e.g., originating and
terminating telephone number, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number, International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, etc.), trunk identifier, telephone calling card numbers, and time and duration of call. 

Telephony metadata does not include the substantive content of any communication, as defined by 18 U.S.C.? 2510(8), or the name, address, or financial information of a subscriber or customer.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no person shall disclose to any other person that
the FBI or NSA has sought or obtained tangible things under this Order, other than to: (a) those persons to whom disclosure is necessary to comply with such Order; (b) an attorney to obtain legal advice or assistance with respect to the production of things in response to the Order; or (c) other persons as permitted by the Director of the FBI or the Director's designee. A person to whom disclosure is made pursuant to (a), (b), or (c)

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guardian.co.uk, Thursday 6 June 2013 00.04 BST

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