Snowden Documents provide Undeniable Evidence of NSA-AT&T Collusion

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On Saturday, The NYT published a story detailing the close collaboration between multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T and the NSA.

According to documents provided by the former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden, AT&T maintained a “higly collaborative” relationship with the NSA on a broad range of classified activities, including tapping all internet communications from certain customers, while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help”.

The program of mass surveillance, codenamed Fairview,  is known to have been operational from 2003 until at least 2013, when Snowden left the NSA. (It is not clear if the programs still operate in the same way today).

According to the Snowden documents, leaked over the weekend, AT&T installed surveillance equipment in at least 17 of its US-based internet hubs.

 

Starting piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/us/politics/att-helped-nsa-spy-on-an-array-of-internet-traffic.html?_r=0