AT&T sued over helping NSA spy on U.S. citizens

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 01 2006 @ 20:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group, sued AT&T today for allegedly helping the NSA spy on phone calls and other communications of U.S. citizens without warrants.
The class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, seeks to stop the surveillance program that started shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks. It also seeks billions of dollars in damages.

The EFF claims the San Antonio-based telecommunications company not only provided direct access to its network that carries voice and data but also to its massive databases of stored telephone and Internet records that are updated constantly.
More information over at MSNBC.


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