AT&T and the NSA

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    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.
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Source for this?

    BL.
     
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    The Times story is based on files released by Edward Snowden. They consist of a number of NSA documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc. that illustrate a partnership between that Agency and an unnamed telecomm provider. The name of the company is specifically never mentioned in the documents - instead referring to the codenames of intelligence programs. ATT was identified by an analysis of the documents, cross-referencing that data with public information such as the location of international communications cables, employees with particularly high levels of security clearance, etc.
     
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    I suspect that ATT is not alone here. I bet it is common as these large companies can and want to avoid all kind of "problems" by being nice to the government. Without a warrant, these things should not be happening.
     
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    <shrug> The NSA is just a subsidiary of Google. Alphabet has all the information.
     
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    This has been known for a long time, there was a lawsuit starting in 2006 until Bush gave them retroactive immunity for it in 2008.

     

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