Verizon admits it turned over personal data on its customers to the federal government hundreds of times since 2005.

Even worse, the telecommunications giant says it did so without a court order.

Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court OrdersVerizon Communications, the nation’s second-largest telecom company, told congressional investigators that it has provided customers’ telephone records to federal authorities in emergency cases without court orders hundreds of times since 2005. [Washington Post Political News]

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