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AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

Written by Cio
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  • Cio
  • 3 years ago
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A fresh analysis of documents disclosed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden shows that AT&T has been a much closer and eager partner for the National Security Agency’s Internet spying activities than was previously known.

AT&T has been by far the most critical telecom player in the NSA’s surveillance efforts and its willing participation in mass spying on both foreign and U.S. citizens has apparently been crucial in helping the U.S. agency take advantage of bulk record collection laws, according to a joint report in ProPublica and the New York Times.

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