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  •  Your phone number by itself does not (1+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic

    identify you. If I gave you a list of phone numbers, you'd be hard pressed to tell me who they belonged to without corroborating data. In order to identify who a given number belongs to, and to access the contents of a phone call, the government needs a warrant, right?

    •  That's not how they use it. This is how. (1+ / 0-)
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      JVolvo

      They have the phone number of "known terrorist" Martin Luther King.  So they check everyone he called.  Then they request a secret FISA warrant to get the name of all of those people because they are known associates of a known terrorist.  Rinse and repeat.

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