WASHINGTON (AP) The search for one terrorist could cause the government to look at phone call records involving millions of Americans.
The government is acknowledging today that it uses what it calls "hop analysis" -- in which the National Security Agency looks not only at the records of a terror suspect, but also everyone he calls, and everyone who calls those people, and everyone who calls those people.
The disclosure came as members of President Barack Obama's national security team told a Senate panel that they need to be able to keep conducting the surveillance.
But in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, they acknowledged that some limits appear inevitable. They said they want to work with lawmakers who seem intent on imposing those limits.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.