Corporate Fascism in America: NSA linked with AT&T, group says

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. achilles28


    SAN FRANCISCO — ...The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said it obtained documents from a former AT&T technician showing that the National Security Agency is capable of monitoring all communications on AT&T's network.

    "It appears the NSA is capable of conducting what amounts to vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the Internet, whether that be people's e-mail, Web surfing or any other data," whistle-blower Mark Klein, who worked for the company for 22 years, said in a statement released by his lawyers...

    The EFF lawsuit seeks to stop the surveillance program that started shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The suit is based in large part on the Klein documents, which detail secret spying rooms and electronic-surveillance equipment in AT&T facilities.

    The suit claims AT&T not only provided direct access to its network that carries voice and data but also to its massive databases of stored telephone and Internet records that are updated constantly....

    Klein said the NSA built a secret room at the company's San Francisco central office in 2003, adjacent to a "switch room where the public's phone calls are routed." One of the documents under seal, Klein said, shows that a device was installed with the "ability to sift through large amounts of data looking for preprogrammed targets."

    Other so-called secret rooms were constructed at AT&T sites in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego, the statement said.

    Other documents under seal show that fiber-optic cables from the secret room tapped into WorldNet Internet subscribers and instructed technicians how to connect cables to the secret room, Klein said. He said he was required to connect circuits that fed information to the secret room.
  2. and your point for posting this would be?
  3. achilles28


    Ever hear of a quaint legislative clause called the Fourth Amendment?

    Apparently, you don't mind Big Brother sifting through your phone and internet activities without a warrant.

    I suggest you move to Russia.
  4. I mind "big time" about Big Bro keepin' an eye on me and in GENERAL!
    Just wanted your reason for the posting.

    I am now a "red pill" "kook" whom believes "Homeland Security" is in part about the willingly forfeited freedoms of the citizenry. I mean really, checking the shoes of elderly folk & cameras every freakin where.
    Right out of G. Orwell's 1984.
    I'm not your adversary on this issue.

  5. achilles28


    The intonation of your original post suggested otherwise.

    Please accept my apology.
  6. Ricter


    Maybe those elderly folk had (mostly) black hair and beards??

    Just asking.
  7. achilles28


    The TSA is searching everyone now-a-days *except* Arabs and illegals crossing the border.

    Don't you know? We're all potential 'terrorists' now.
  8. Or big boobies & bunions that the gov'ment dick head sick freak wanted to "check for", for ..?
    FUNK maybe?

  9. Awww, the unspoken read word.
    no problem - accepted before given.

  10. maxpi


    Bell Telephone was accused of exactly the same thing before they broke it up in the 80's.

    I just had to divulge all sorts of personal info to the government on my tax form. Why aren't the privacy folk bitching about that?
    #10     Apr 19, 2006