> So as I understand it, one of the things the NSA does is continually back-up
> *EVERYTHING* that happens when it comes to communication in the US.
> They can only see the Metadata about calls but NOT review the content without
> approval from a FISA court.
> So basically every single phone call you have made, even years ago was recorded and
> are being recorded and stored.
> If I'm mistaken about any of that. Please enlighten me.
There is "within," and there is "into" and "out of." Trading tapes of international phone sex would require unwarranted access to the contents of the calls.