Everything You Need to Know About NSA Snooping Scandal

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  • Can They Hear Me Now?
  • A Necessary Evil
  • Watching Big Brother Watching You
  • Tighter Reins
  • Housing Wanted
  • Two Degrees of Separation
  • Hands Off
  • By Committee
  • Hold the Phone
  • Whistleblower Revealed
  • What Exactly Is Verizon Collecting?
  • Who Approved the Order?
  • I'm a Verizon Customer. Am I Being Bugged?
  • What's the Point?
  • What Happens to the Records?
  • Bush Did it First
  • Are Verizon Customers the Only Ones Affected?
  • It Doesn't End There
  • "Reprehensible"
  • What Is the White House Saying?
  • What Does Congress Think?
  • Do All Lawmakers Share That View?
  • The Gray Lady Seethes

Can They Hear Me Now?

The disclosure that the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have been collecting from Verizon and other telecommunications firms Internet and telephone data records for hundreds of millions of users in the U.S. and overseas has angered Americans and the nation's foreign allies. Many people say the policy reeks of government overreach, which has forced President Obama to revise it. Here's everything you need to know, from how it started to what's new. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick

(Photo: AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)

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