The National Security Agency is collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers under a secret court order. The British newspaper the "Guardian" reports the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted the order to the FBI April 25th. It allows the NSA's gathering of data like numbers called, call duration and location. Contents of calls are not covered.
The order expires July 19th. It does not specify that the gathering must be limited to suspected terrorists or someone with ties to terrorist organizations. The order also doesn't specify whether other major telecom networks are involved.