In a question and answer format, explains the major issues surrounding the National Security Administration's data-mining project. The scope of records surrendered by Verizon, BellSouth, and AT & T is detailed--neither the content of the calls were turned over, nor were customer names, addresses, and other personal information.
"Call detail records" are explained and defined as database entries that record the parties to a conversation, the duration of the call etc. The article then explains why the NSA wants these "CDRs" and what they might intend to do with them. What the NSA can do with just...

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