T-Mobile, Verizon not under U.S. data watch due to foreign ties: WSJ

A photo illustration shows the Verizon wireless carrier icon on a mobile phone screen in Encinitas(Reuters) – Telecom providers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Wireless do not directly contribute to the controversial U.S. surveillance program, partly due to their overseas ownership ties, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Legal complications could arise from any participation by the two firms in efforts by the National Security Agency to monitor Internet and phone data of millions of Americans, the newspaper reported. (http://r.reuters. …

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