Los Angeles Business Journal

Government Collecting Phone Records; White House Defends Action

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Government Collecting Phone Records; White House Defends Action

The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of telecom giant Verizon under a top secret court order issued in April, the U.K.'s Guardian reports. The Obama administration is defending the practice as a “critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats,” Bloomberg News says.