For anyone who believes the big telecom companies can be trusted with unrestricted control of the internet, consider what they’re already doing with our phone conversations.

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

Does anyone believe W when he says that “the privacy of ordinary Americans is fiercely protected in all our activities”? Just how much privacy are we expected to give up in the name of “security”?

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