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U.S. Phone Records Sold to Firms, Govt. Agencies

Americans' telephone records, secretly gathered by tricking telephone companies into revealing private billing information, are often bought by businesses, and sometimes law enforcement agencies. That's the testimony of data-broker witnesses grilled by members of the House Energy and Commerce committee.

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Larry Abramson
Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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