Both BellSouth and Verizon have issued official statements denying allegations in USA TODAY that they had turned over their phone records to the NSA, although they would not comment on what relationship they might have with the NSA.
At this point, however, we can not afford to take these companies at their word. An investigation is necessary to sort this all out, and to ensure that our rights have not been violated.
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