Monday, May 22, 2006

Must-read, must-read of the week.

posted by The Vidiot @ 12:08 PM Permalink

Get this before it becomes censored. It's from Wired and it's what AT&T (and by extension the government) don't want you to know.
Excerpt: AT&T claims information in the file is proprietary and that it would suffer severe harm if it were released.

Based on what we've seen, Wired News disagrees. In addition, we believe the public's right to know the full facts in this case outweighs AT&T's claims to secrecy.

Here's the PDF of the actual filing.
Here's a tasty morsel
In 2003 AT&T built "secret rooms" hidden deep in the bowels of its central offices in various cities, housing computer gear for a government spy operation which taps into the company's popular WorldNet service and the entire internet. These installations enable the government to look at every individual message on the internet and analyze exactly what people are doing. Documents showing the hardwire installation in San Francisco suggest that there are similar locations being installed in numerous other cities.


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