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Transportation Security Administration acting chief David Stone testified before Congress that Delta, Continental, America West, Jet Blue and Frontier airlines, as well as airline reservation centers Sabre and Galileo International gave the TSA passenger data including home phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and health information. Stone said the companies didn't notify passengers the information was being given to the government or seek their permission. That contradicts previous sworn testimony from TSA officials as well as statements from airline officials.