The NSA has been amassing a record of ordinary domestic phone calls. Qwest did not participate in the program, but it sounds as though AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth did.
The agency told the companies that it wanted them to turn over their "call-detail records," a complete listing of the calling histories of their millions of customers. In addition, the NSA wanted the carriers to provide updates, which would enable the agency to keep tabs on the nation's calling habits.
Are these companies trying to make VoIP more appealing, or why the lack of concern for customer privacy?