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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:35 PM

Documents show law enforcement agencies pay from $100,000 to over $1 million a year for the service
 
AT&T runs a secret program called Project Hemisphere that that searches millions and millions of call records and analyzes cellular data to help law enforcement spy on Americans
 
 
AT&T has been running a for-profit mass surveillance program, called Project Hemisphere, since 2007. Everybody already knows about AT&T cooperation with NSA mass surveillance metadata database… This is a separate program that allows law enforcement to access all of AT&T’s data at will, even though the information is never handled by law enforcement, which apparently makes it legal. The Project Hemisphere mass surveillance program was created by AT&T and specifically marketed to law enforcement as an easy-to-use system
 
 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:54 AM

The NSA's Secret Spy Room at AT&T
 
In 2002, an AT&T technician named Mark Klein discovered that the National Security Agency had installed a secret monitoring facility at the San Francisco building where he worked.
 
Four years later — after reading a New York Times story detailing the George W. Bush administration’s secret warrantless wiretapping program, Klein finally went public with what he’d seen.
 
Today, both the NSA and AT&T refuse to discuss what was going on in now-legendary Room 641A at 611 Folsom Street, as whatever was happening there remains classified.
 
 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 02:01 AM

EFF designer Hugh D'Andrade creates a fanciful mural-sized political cartoon depicting how the NSA's illegal spying program operates inside AT&T's San Francisco facility.
 

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