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Author:  KenOath [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:45 pm ]
Post subject:  NSA 'spy room' at AT&T exposed.

"Agency can spy on email and web use with impunity"

Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claim to
show that US telco AT&T allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to
set up a 'secret room' in its offices to monitor internet traffic.

The documents were handed over as part of an EFF legal case against
AT&T for alleged violation of user privacy. The US government has asked
the courts to dismiss the case, claiming that the lawsuit could expose
state secrets.

"The district court rejected the government's attempt to sweep this case
under the rug," said EFF senior staff attorney Kurt Opsahl.

"This country has a long tradition of open court proceedings, and we are
pleased that, as we present our case to the Court of Appeals, the millions
of affected AT&T customers will be able to see our arguments and
evidence and judge for themselves."

The room, described as secret and secure, houses surveillance
equipment used to spy on AT&T customers. Investigations could include
web use, email and voice communications.

"This is critical evidence supporting our claim that AT&T is cooperating
with the NSA in the illegal dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary
Americans," said EFF legal director Cindy Cohn.

"This surveillance is under debate in Congress and across the nation, as
well as in the courts.

"The public has a right to see these important documents, the
declarations from our witnesses and our legal arguments, and we are
very pleased to release them."

Source.

Author:  srstakey [ Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:33 am ]
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::sigh:: all of these privacy problems.

Really I think that just about all of our freedoms were lost with the advent of the Internet. That and the Patriot Act.

Kind of shame....the desire for a national ID card, wanting to tag cash with RFID chips and the like. Oh, and did I mention the healthcare system (PS I just saw Michel Moore's SiCKO). Just too much political BS here.

Author:  Jeff [ Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:11 am ]
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Kind of shame....the desire for a national ID card, wanting to tag cash with RFID chips and the like. Oh, and did I mention the healthcare system (PS I just saw Michel Moore's SiCKO). Just too much political BS here.


These things seem just too weird for me... I mean, If someone steals the code off of your national ID card, they can so easily steal your money and identity. Also, the cash tagging thing is stupid. If you think about it, It's like win XP product keys. Bill 1000 has RFID code 19531. Some guy makes a counterfeit bill 1000 and puts a RFID thingy in it with the code 19531.

Author:  ZSS9393 [ Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:05 am ]
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srstakey wrote:
::sigh:: all of these privacy problems.

Really I think that just about all of our freedoms were lost with the advent of the Internet. That and the Patriot Act.

Our privacy was lost with the advent of the man-made satilite. The RIAA and MPAA are also on the list. And we must not forget the GPS.

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