Friday, April 07, 2006

EFF vs. AT&T

So apparently AT&T has been secretly fowarding all internet traffic to the NSA. The government is secretly reading every email we send, every page we go to, every article we read, every purchase we make, everything. Note that this is exactly the same as what happens in other bastions of freedom such as China, North Korea and Iraq.

The Electronic Freedom Foundation has started the proceedings for a class action suit against AT&T.

The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment," said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "More than just threatening individuals' privacy, AT&T's apparent choice to give the government secret, direct access to millions of ordinary Americans' Internet communications is a threat to the Constitution itself. We are asking the Court to put a stop to it now.

So much for the Fourth Amendment.

EFF press release - linky


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