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5 Virginia police agencies quietly stockpile private phone records

beta.cironline.org — While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency's massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secret database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny. The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been collecting since 2012 and sharing with one another with little oversight.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @meghannCIR: If you followed the Snowden leak, you need to pay attention to what we found the VA police are doing: ow.ly/D4tZC

Oct 20, 2014

5 Virginia police agencies quietly stockpile private phone records bit.ly/1Du6mKS via @cironline

Oct 20, 2014

RT @CIRonline: An unusual, NSA-style database operated by police in VA is secretively collecting phone records. Our story w/ @Wired. ow.ly/D2IEy

Oct 20, 2014

Virginia police have been collecting phone records in a legally questionable, NSA-style database. @GWSchulzCIR scoop: ow.ly/D2Ayj

Oct 20, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Virginia police have quietly stockpiled private phone records with little oversight. Our story w/ @wired: ow.ly/D2r9K