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  •  A subtle point... (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, marsanges

    We may not need numbers from EVERY private business.

    For instance, I don't think that the government assumes that everyone uses Google for web searching.  Thus, I think it reasonable that any national security request made to Google was also made to Yahoo and Microsoft (the latter for their Bing search engine).

    Ditto for the telcos - given number portability, the government doesn't necessarily know that number (123) 456-7890 belongs to a particular mobile provider.  So, wouldn't they have to submit requests for per-number records to EVERY mobile provider in the US?

    If we can get one or two accurate pieces of information, I think we can reasonably extrapolate from them to account for other participating companies...

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:03:20 PM PDT

    •  national security requests (0+ / 0-)

      The NSA program of greater concern just intercepts the data directly. Internet traffic is accessible in real time. All calling records are acquired at least daily.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:11:16 PM PDT

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