Monday, May 22, 2006

AT&T Sold Your Ass to the Government

Wired Magazine has a full expose on the NSA spying scandal from Whistle-Blower Mark Klein's class-action lawsuit.

In 2003 AT&T built "secret rooms" hidden deep in the bowels of its central offices in various cities, housing computer gear for a government spy operation which taps into the company's popular WorldNet service and the entire internet. These installations enable the government to look at every individual message on the internet and analyze exactly what people are doing. Documents showing the hardwire installation in San Francisco suggest that there are similar locations being installed in numerous other cities.

The physical arrangement, the timing of its construction, the government-imposed secrecy surrounding it and other factors all strongly suggest that its origins are rooted in the Defense Department's Total Information Awareness (TIA) program...

Read the article. ALL of the Documents are in pdf format here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This whole thing feels like a bad prequel to Deus Ex