Friday, April 07, 2006

W. is reading your e-mails. (I'm looking at you Taylor!)

The NYT reports:

" A former AT&T technician said on Thursday that the company cooperated with the National Security Agency in 2003 to install equipment capable of 'vacuum-cleaner surveillance' of e-mail messages and other Internet traffic. (A) suit, filed in January in federal court in San Francisco by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group, says the company helped the security agency invade its customers' privacy..."

The EEF web site says:

"The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment,' said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. 'More than just threatening individuals' privacy, AT&T's apparent choice to give the government secret, direct access to millions of ordinary Americans' Internet communications is a threat to the Constitution itself. We are asking the Court to put a stop to it now."

Hmmm..I wonder why W. didn't mention that yesterday?


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