Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls – The Daily Beast February 18, 2014 by prhone The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits it would have been better if Washington had acknowledged the surveillance in the first place via Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls – The Daily Beast. Because, of course, that would have made it OK. (?????) They really do think that we the people are stupid. That we don’t understand our rights and are unable to protect ourselves without their mommy state.