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U.S. Government Denies Reports That NSA Listens To Domestic Calls Without Legal Authorization

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http://techcrunch.com – Yesterday, a CNET story that alleged that the NSA disclosed during a secret Capital Hill briefing that its analysts can listen to domestic phone calls “simply based on an analyst deciding that,” got a lot of play in the tech and political blogosphere. Today, however, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a statement that denounces this story as “incorrect.” The CNET story was based on a comment by Rep. Jerrold Nadler who, according to the reporter, was told by the NSA that ” the contents of a phone call could be accessed ‘simply (IT news)