Does the government record your telephone calls?
In this piece from last week on CNN, a former FBI counterintelligence officer suggests that all of your telephone calls are recorded… or at least that they could be accessed at a later date by the government if it were investigating you. Does this concern you, from the perspective of civil liberties and privacy? Does this violate individuals’ 4th amendment “right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizure”? Or should the government be able to access any conversation you have — on the telephone or online — in conjunction with a terrorism investigation?