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In the news: Kraft talks government monitoring in wake of Verizon revelations

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Prof. Emeritus Mike Kraft on Thursday (June 6) offered some context for a story making headlines after it was reported the U.S. government obtained a court order to receive customers’ phone records from Verizon Wireless. Customers and civil libertarians locally and nationwide cried foul at the revelation, and Jenn Sullivan of WFRV, Channel 5 reported the story from a Northeastern Wisconsin perspective. “It’s really just looking at patterns across calls,” Kraft told Sullivan. “It’s not like the government is listening to every phone call you make. … “This is the trade off that comes with the concern of international terrorism.” Full story.

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