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NSA Spying on Your Credit Cards, Too

Posted on the 07 June 2013 by Hughvw
The Washington Post reports that The National Security Agency's monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches, and the agency also has cataloged credit-card transactions, said people familiar with the agency's activities.
The disclosure this week of an order by a secret U.S. court for Verizon Communications Inc.'s VZ +0.34% phone records set off the latest public discussion of the program. But people familiar with the NSA's operations said the initiative also encompasses phone-call data from AT&T Inc. T -0.92% and Sprint Nextel Corp., S -0.27% records from Internet-service providers and purchase information from credit-card providers.
The Obama administration says its review of complete phone records of U.S. citizens is a "necessary tool" in protecting the nation from terror threats.  Read it all.

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