A new report shows the federal government secretly tracked billions of U.S. phone calls years before the 9/11 attacks. According to USA Today, the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration collected bulk data for phone calls to dozens of countries deemed to have a connection with drug trafficking. The program served as a blueprint for mass surveillance by the National Security Agency.
Report: DEA, Justice Dept. Tracked Billions of U.S. Phone Records Before 9/11
HeadlineApr 08, 2015