‘Great American telecom provider helped with NSA eavesdropping’




Documents show that AT & T, a major US telecom provider, NSA large extent helped to eavesdrop on people. The search provider would include data themselves and “interesting” data forwarding to US intelligence.

The documents provided by Edward Snowden and reviewed by The New York Times, which has about published . In the documents the NSA describes his relationship with telecommunications provider AT & T, one of the largest in the United States. According to the intelligence service, AT & T has “very helpful” and established the “extreme willingness to help ‘set. In one of the documents staff even ordered the NSA to establish friendly as they visit the telecoms provider, because the band is not “contractual” in nature, but rather would be a ‘partnership’.

The by The New York Times obtained show that communication with any telecom provider collaborated so closely as with AT & T. This collaboration has certainly lasted ten years; from 2003 to 2013. The program seems to have stopped around the time that Edward Snowden began his revelations about the spying program by the NSA, but it is not clear how the relationship between the intelligence service and the provider is currently.

The American newspaper cites a number of examples of how AT & T in the past helped espionage: there are redirected billions of e-mails to the NSA and technical assistance had been granted by intercepting communications in the building of the United Nations in New York . Also, new eavesdropping first tried at AT & T and there are seventeen locations where internet hubs are bugging devices installed.

AT & T would packets received in many cases, including phone calls and Internet traffic such as e-mail, have delved by himself to play by then interesting data to the NSA. Incidentally, is data on foreign internet users: this was necessary because the NSA no court order allowing providers could play with the data. It is also possible for Americans to gather a lot of foreign communications, because a lot of traffic passes through US servers.

In response, a spokesman for AT & T know that no information voluntarily surrenders. Furthermore, it failed to address the coverage there. Previously appeared in all documents that the NSA has direct access to the servers of tech companies in the PRISM program. Most of the accused tech companies, moreover, deny that they contribute to the spying.


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