Monday, May 22, 2006

AT&T's secret NSA spy rooms

"This shit is damning stuff, seriously." -Amanda Marcotte

That quote is from this post at Pandagon about AT&T setting up secret spy rooms for the NSA which "enable the government to look at every individual message on the internet and analyze exactly what people are doing," according to AT&T whistle-blower Mark Klein.

We have this information as a result of Wired magazine publishing it despite it being under a court seal. Wired explains their decision to publish it anyway, here.

I think we owe Wired our thanks. I fail to see how anyone can consider this information and not demand independent investigation of just who exactly the NSA has been spying on without any oversight.

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