1. Big Brother

    NSA Collecting Millions of Verizon Records

    FILE - This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo, shows the National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md., during a visit by President Bush. The military intelligence complex an hour outside Washington where the WikiLeaks case goes to court this week is known as a cloak-and-dagger sanctum off-limits to the rest of the world. That reputation is only partly true. In many ways, Maryland’s Fort Meade is an ordinary Army post, albeit one with a 5,000-acre complex and a golf course. It’s also home to the super secure compound of the code-breaking National Security Agency. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)

    Charles Dharapak/AP

    Be careful, they're listening. According to a bombshell new report, the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers since a top-secret order was issued in April. The Guardian cites the order as saying Verizon has to give the NSA information on all calls—both domestic and those placed between the U.S. and other countries. It was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and stipulates the numbers of both parties, the location data, time of call, and call duration be handed over between April 25 and July 19. Normally, this type of court order is used for a specific suspect and not indiscriminately, as it is now.

    Information on all calls has been handed over since April.

    'Somebody's gotta go to jail for something.' Watch these amateur Internet pundits scold the government for collecting phone records.

    Read it at The Guardian