Monday, August 17, 2015

My goodness. You don't say? ATT and the NSA? Betcha they're real careful who they employ at the interface between the two.

AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.
While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”
AT&T’s cooperation has involved a broad range of classified activities, according to the documents, which date from 2003 to 2013. AT&T has given the N.S.A. access, through several methods covered under different legal rules, to billions of emails as they have flowed across its domestic networks. It provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret court order permitting the wiretapping of all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, a customer of AT&T.


Millwright said...

Sort of a "Hobson's Choice' for many of us ! Not personally enamored of AT&T but they presently provide the best service in my area.

Anonymous said...

This B/S goes back to crank phone days. With modern tech/spying that the public is forced to pay for in nickle an dime fee's, place upon their phone/data plans it gets easier to kept up with everything you do every day. Buy in, it's for your own good, safety, convenience, say we at .gov and the one world order.

Anonymous said...

And DirecTV just got bought by AT&T... remember back when you heard about the ability to monitor the inside of your house through your TV... Scary.