“The company said it does not determine the requests’ legality or necessity because to do so would slow efforts to save lives in criminal investigations.” – Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders [Washington Post]


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  1. hapless says:

    I had always assumed that this was the case, whether they copped to it or not.

  2. beavis88 says:

    Totally agree with Hapless on this one. For once, Verizon gets credit for being honest.

  3. tracer333 says:

    credit for being honest, sure.

    negative credit for basically saying they really can’t care enough about civil liberties or the basic tenants of individual right to privacy this country is founded upon. my Verizon account will be cancelled today.

  4. Trai_Dep says:

    The Founding Fathers were actually pretty big fans of slowing efforts down. Worked pretty darn well for over 200 years.

    HATE it when over-stepping internal security forces need to slow down to a brisk walk on their way to trampling the Constitution, don’cha?

    Exactly who won the Cold War again?!