AT&T’s Implementation of NSA Spying on American Citizens

May 22nd, 2006

31 December 2005

I wrote the following document in 2004 when it became clear to me that AT&T, at the behest of the National Security Agency, had illegally installed secret computer gear designed to spy on internet traffic. At the time I thought this was an outgrowth of the notorious Total Information Awareness program, which was attacked by defenders of civil liberties. But now it’s been revealed by The New York Times that the spying program is vastly bigger and was directly authorized by President Bush, as he himself has now admitted, in flagrant violation of specific statutes and constitutional protections for civil liberties. I am presenting this information to facilitate the dismantling of this dangerous Orwellian project. […],70947-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1

Note how this corageous man understands that these ‘Orwellian projects’ can be dismantled.

This is the most important understanding and fundamental point that anyone today can grasp; none of this nonsense that they are trying to roll out is permanent. Any and all of it can be removed and destroyed.

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