Verizon, Telephony Metadata, the National Security Agency and You
People are upset (or scared or confused or ambivalent) about the revelation that the National Security Agency is collecting information from Verizon concerning telephone calls made on its network. What does it all mean???
Let’s dive right in.
So the government is listening to all my Verizon calls, right?
What’s happening, then?
Verizon is handing over “all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by Verizon for communications between the United States and abroad; or wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.”
They’re handing over my telephony metadata???
Apparently only if you’re using Verizon Business Network Services which, according to the New York Times, “is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications and Internet providers for corporations.”
Now that I’m upset about the possibility of my telephony metadata being shared, what is telephony…
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