Top Secret: We’re Wiretapping You

This article is a little dated but deals with issues that have not yet been decided in court. I happened on it when AlterNet,org sent me an email where it is advising its readers that AT&T and Verizon have been assisting the Bush administration’s illegal wiretapping program for quite some time. AT&T is alleged to run every byte of its internet traffic through a listening room where only NSA-approved personnel can go. And to make matters worse, the Bush administration has just about convinced Congress to grant the telecom companies retroactive immunity from suits from their angry customers.

Ryan Singel 03.05.07 | 2:00 AMIt could be a scene from Kafka or Brazil. Imagine a government agency, in a bureaucratic foul-up, accidentally gives you a copy of a document marked “top secret.” And it contains a log of some of your private phone calls. More…
You might also want to check out Wired News where there is quite a bit of additional information. Click here: Wired News

Update: After posting this segment I found out that clicking on the link got me an  503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Don’t be surprised if you get one as well.

Here is the URL: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/03/72811?currentPage=all

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