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Monday, May 22, 2006, 10:47 am

WIRED Posts Documentary Evidence of AT&T’s Connection To NSA Warrantless Wiretapping

By Brian Zick
WIRED explains "Why We Published the AT&T Docs."

Whistleblower and former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against AT&T. He has provided documents which heretofore have been kept sealed by the court. WIRED has determined it has both legal right and moral imperative to make the documents available. You can read them here, or download a pdf.

via AMERICAblog

update:
Seymour Hersh provides some more insight into the NSA's spying.
Says Hersh: A security consultant working with a major telecommunications carrier told me that his client set up a top-secret high-speed circuit between its main computer complex and Quantico, Virginia, the site of a government-intelligence computer center. This link provided direct access to the carrier’s network core—the critical area of its system, where all its data are stored. “What the companies are doing is worse than turning over records,” the consultant said. “They’re providing total access to all the data.”

via TalkLeft
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