Feds collect records from Verizon
The U.S. is seizing the phone records of millions of Americans. Is it for their protection or an invasion of privacy?
That’s the question touched off by an explosive report that the feds are collecting records from Verizon.
A secret court order and the Patriot Act allow it for counter-terrorism.
The FBI can know your number, who calls it and how long you talked, but not the content of the call.
Top republicans and democrats say it’s vital to national security.
Senator Durbin agrees with putting security first, he is looking to beef up privacy protections in the law.