AT&T Sued for Opening Network to NSA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T for allegedly violating laws and the privacy of its users by collaborating with the National Security Agency. News that the NSA was working with major telecommunications companies first surfaced shortly before Christmas.

According to the New York Times report, by working with backbone networks in the United States, the NSA was able to tap directly into switches and monitor any traffic moving across the networks. This included e-mail, instant messages and even phone calls, as most traditional phone communication is routed using voice over IP these days. BetaNews | AT&T Sued for Opening Network to NSA

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 31st January 2006 9:38PM