The National Security Agency (NSA) went against court-approved privacy rules and, for three years, searched a 'really big!' database of citizen's phone call records.
This tells me one thing, and one thing only: Stasi (W) -- "Ministry of State Security (West)"
Stasi West? Sounds like a good name for a rock/metal band.
The Washington Post...
Declassified court documents highlight NSA violations in data collection for surveillance
Assorted comments made, I'm sure, in NSA offices by people who should know better...
"I didn't think you really meant it, though."
"Yeah, but I thought that in this case, the court demand would not really exactly apply."
"What court-approved privacy rules?..."