AT&T sued over NSA wiretapping
AT&T sued over NSA eavesdropping
January 31, 2006
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Tuesday, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications.
The NSA program came to light in December, when the New York Times reported that the president had authorized the agency to intercept telephone and Internet communications inside the United States without the authorization of any court. Over the ensuing weeks, it became clear that the NSA program has been intercepting and analyzing millions of Americans’ communications, with the help of the country’s largest phone and Internet companies.
Reporting has also indicated that those same companies–and AT&T specifically–have given the NSA direct access to their vast databases of communications records, including information about whom their customers have phoned or emailed with in the past.</i>
Guess there is no need to wonder if your information has been accessed- AT&T is everywhere.