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[liberationtech] NSA, FBI, Verizon caught red handed spying on US citizens in the US

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Thu Jun 6 04:07:23 PDT 2013


Dear Libtech,

We've waited a long time for this kind of FISA court document to leak -
we see clearly evidence that there is still dragnet surveillance that is
ongoing - the current order leaked is still valid as of today, it will
continue to be valid until the middle of July.

This specifically includes Americans without any international or even
inter-city connections!

To quote:
"wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls"

It specifically says a lot more:

TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN
Declassify on: 12 April 2038

...

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, the Custodian of Records shall produce to the
National Security Agency (NSA) upon service of this Order, and continue
production on an ongoing daily basis thereafter for the duration of this
Order, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, an electronic copy of the
following tangible things: all call detail records or "telephony
metadata" created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United
States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including
local telephone calls. This Order does not require Verizon to produce
telephony metadata for communications wholly originating and terminating
in foreign countries. Telephony metadata includes comprehensive
communications routing information,. including but not limited to
session identifying information (e.g., originating and
terminating telephone number, International Mobile Subscriber Identity
(IMSI) number, International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI)
number, etc.), trunk identifier, telephone calling card numbers, and
time and duration of call. Telephony metadata does not include the
substantive content of any communication, as defined by 18 U.S.C.
§ 2510(8), or the name, address, or financial information of a
subscriber or customer.


The leaked order is here:

  https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/709012/verizon.pdf


The writeup by Glenn Greenwald is worth reading as he broke the story:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order

This pretty much settles the dragnet surveillance debate - the FBI, the
NSA, the FISA courts are aware of it - all the way to the top. Thus it
is likely the DoJ are all in on it. This is madness and it is exactly
proof of what we have been saying for years. This time it is undeniable
as it is signed by a FISA judge and it is *currently* happening.

I look forward to the FISA order for full content or the FISA for
targeted based on patterns to leak next!

All the best,
Jacob



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