News: Verizon Forced To Handover Millions Of Phone Records, Busta Rhymes Calls It "F**kin Crazy!"

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 12:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Cash Money Records rapper Busta Rhymes is just one of thousands of people reacting to Thursday (June 6) news that mega phone provider Verizon is being forced to disclose tens of millions of call records.

Immediate with his reaction, Busta flipped out over the news.

"F*ckin crazy! RT @DJGREENLANTERN: Wow.. News reporting Verizon ordered to give National Security (cont)," Busta tweeted June 6th. (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)

New York's DJ Green Lantern had a much more in-depth reaction to the global situation.

"Wow.. News reporting Verizon ordered to give National Security Agency all UR phone records .. National security?"
"Who u think ultimately has to give the order for that .. gotta be somebody else , not the homie . Right ?"
"In the words of PE.. "Can't Trust It""
"Really fam ? It's cool tho, he had to.. right ? (read the small print too ) .. " (DJ Green Lantern's Twitter)

Reports of the widespread order surfaced across the Internet early Thursday.

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspaper. Senior US Senator Dianne Feinstein has confirmed the secret court order was a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data Civil liberties groups said the details of the report were "stunning". Without confirming the Guardian report, the White House has broadly defended seizures of such information as a "critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats". (BBC News)

Despite the perceived invasion of privacy issues, President Barack Obama's administration has stood behind its order.

The Obama administration is defending the government's secret seizure of millions of domestic telephone records from Verizon, saying the data collection program "has been a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats to the United States." A senior administration official released a statement Thursday after the British newspaper The Guardian first reported the secret operation. The paper posted on its website a classified court order that requires the telecommunications company to turn over daily records with the length, location and time of individual phone calls, as well as phone numbers. (Los Angeles Times)

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