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National Security Agency under President Barack Obama has organized
close cooperation with one of the largest mobile operators in the United
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US authorities collected daily information about phone calls of millions of customers of one of the largest telecom operators Verizon. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, the data on telephone conversations were passed the US National Security Agency (NSA).
The newspaper refers to the secret court's decision, which was handed down on April 25 at the request of the FBI. The decision of Judge Roger Vinson was issued an order to transfer the telecommunications company NSA details of all customer calls in the period from 25 April to 19 July 2013.
The order also prohibited Verizon inform anyone about the cooperation with the secret services.
This allowed the National Security Agency to receive detailed information about the number from which the calls were made.
For information about the content of conversations and names of customers telephone operator Agency shall not seek.
Neither US officials nor, Verizon does not comment on reports the British newspaper.
The court's decision, as the newspaper writes, is the first proof that during the presidency of Obama's intelligence services collect information about phone calls of millions of US citizens on a large scale, regardless of whether they are suspected of something or not.
According to representatives of human rights organizations, media reports have shaken them. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, we can talk about one of the most ambitious in the history lurks.
Last month, the White House address sounded criticism about the wiretapping of calls journalists Associated Press.
US Justice Department secretly received a printout of outgoing calls journalists Associated Press in April-May of last year to 20 telephone lines.
Republicans and Democrats have raised questions about whether the White House understands where the line between state security and invasion of privacy.
US Attorney General Eric Hodler explained then that data calls journalists demanded due to leakage of information that endanger the lives of Americans, and a spokesman for the White House spokesman Jay Carney said that President Barack Obama did not know about the actions of the Ministry of Justice and learned about all of the newspapers.
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