U.S. phone companies quiet over legality of NSA data collection


The Guardian reached out to all top U.S. phone companies including Verizon, CenturyLink and AT&T and asked them the question: “whether they accept that the bulk collection of their customers’ phone records by the National Security Agency is lawful.” The Guardian report was prompted by the publishing of a declassified opinion in the FISA court that reveals “that no telecom has challenged the court order for bulk collection of phone records.”