Under a provision of the Patriot Act the NSA is allowed to collect phone metadata — the numbers, time stamps, and duration of a call, but not its actual content. Opponents include civil liberties advocates and Senator Rand Paul who argue that the collection is unconstitutional since it is done without a warrant. Supporters of the collection argue that the collection is necessary to track suspected terrorists.
No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity
Yes, basic data collection is necessary to track suspected terrorists
The collection should only not happen unless there is possible criminal activity, meaning unless there is reason to suspect, it shouldn't happen, especially to everyday citizens without a warrant. but if proof arises that there is possible criminal activity (like terrorism) that should be the only time without a warrant.
I think that government should issue cell phone numbers and not the phone companies , unless patron pays for own number. As numbers given could be a terrorist act to certain people. Might eliminate the dash between and put a period. My opinion. And yes if terrorist activity is suspected then yes.
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