http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/us/us-secretly-collecting-logs-of-business-calls.html?hp&_r=1& Read All Comments (165) Â» The order, signed by Judge Roger Vinson of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in April, directs aVerizon Communications subsidiary, Verizon Business Network Services, to turn over â€œon an ongoing daily basisâ€ to the National Security Agency all call logs â€œbetween the United States and abroadâ€ or â€œwholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.â€ The order does not apply to the content of the communications. Verizon Business Network Services is one of the nation's largest telecommunications and Internet providers for corporations. It is not clear whether similar orders have gone to other parts of Verizon, like its residential or cellphone services, or to other telecommunications carriers. The order prohibits its recipient from discussing its existence, and representatives of both Verizon and AT&T declined to comment Wednesday evening. The four-page order was disclosed Wednesday evening by the newspaper The Guardian.Obama administration officials at the F.B.I. and the White House also declined to comment on it Wednesday evening, but did not deny the report, and a person familiar with the order confirmed its authenticity. â€œWe will respond as soon as we can,â€ said Marci Green Miller, a National Security Agency spokeswoman, in an e-mail. The order was sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the 1978 law that regulates domestic surveillance for national security purposes, that allows the government to secretly obtain â€œtangible thingsâ€ like a business's customer records. The provision was expanded by Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which Congress enacted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. </blockquote>http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/06/flashback-intel-chief-told-senate-in-march-the-nsa-does-not-wittingly-collect-any-data-on-americans/ This just makes me want to crawl into fetal position, we are living in a police state and the masses are cheering.