Comments for: Pushing the envelope, NSA-style

Posted June 14, 2013, at 8:06 a.m.

Thirty-five years ago in United States v. Choate, the courts ruled that the Postal Service may record “mail cover,” i.e., what’s written on the outside of an envelope — the addresses of sender and receiver. The National Security Agency’s recording of U.S. phone data does basically that with the telephone. …

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