Since the controversial report that several prominent US phone companies turned over domestic customers' call records, Verizon and BellSouth have denied involvement [JURIST report] in the program, although AT&T has neither confirmed nor denied its participation. Earlier this year, the US Justice Department dropped its probe [JURIST report] into the role its own lawyers played in the NSA domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive] because the agency would not give the DOJ security clearances. Reuters has more.
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