SPYING: U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades. “The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans’ international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.” It’s lucky that the U.S. government is so ethical that we don’t have to worry about any of this information being politically abused. Love the picture of Janet Reno and her deputy, Eric Holder.