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AT&T wiretap whistleblower fights Senate deal

Nosy Feds are reading your emails
Thu Nov 08 2007, 12:39

IN 2002, Mark Klein, a former technician for AT&T, came forward with information that the company was collecting data for the National Security Agency. His testimony was central to several class-action lawsuits against AT&T for its alleged wiretapping.

Klein says there are 15 to 20 rooms with dozens of people taking data directly from a splitter on the fibre. He says the White house has portrayed this as a narrow problem. When actually EVERYTHING on the Internet is being looked at by NSA.

Klein is now in Washington, D.C., to speak out against a possible Senate deal that would grant immunity to AT&T and the other telecoms for their role in NSA surveillance — effectively nullifying those lawsuits.

You can listen to the (6 minute, 54 second) radio story here. µ

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