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WASHINGTON – The government is snooping on who you’re calling and emailing and now there’s fallout about the government’s secret program.

The surveillance, authorized by federal court, is designed to catch terrorists.

In Washington, lawmakers are concerned it may violate your civil rights.

The Obama administration is defending the surveillance saying the very people complaining about it are the ones who authorized it.

On the emails, Facebook and Google said the government doesn’t have blanket access to their computers.

Apple said they have never hear of the program.

To be clear, the Obama administration is not the first party to spy on our phone calls.

The Bush administration’s program went beyond this one, eavesdropping on calls and emails without court approval.