Thursday, May 10, 2007

AT&T whistle blower tells a tale of wiretapping and secret rooms

Verizon and AT&T (then SBC) caved to government pressure to allow spying on US citizens -- Qwest reportedly did not.

Mark Klein, a technician at AT&T, broke open this story by handing over documents pertaining to a "secret room" in the Folsom Street office of AT&T that he claims was a room reserved for government spying. Others have concluded similarly.
In June 2003, as we gradually moved under a Folsom Street supervisor ... the Geary Street technicians had a tour of the Folsom building, and one of the technicians on the tour pointed at a door and said, "That's the new secret room and only one guy is allowed in there."
Spying in the Death Star: The AT&T Whistle-Blower Tells His Story

1 comments:

HappinessHacker said...

It's More Than Monitoring...

The integrity, security and safety of our national telephone and Internet communications systems must become a major concern as we look forward to Change in November.

Private government contractors monitor all U.S. telephone and Internet communications. Some of these private contractors are corrupt or have weak internal controls.

If a competitor or foreign government wants your trade secrets, your R & D plans, your bid details or your confidential communications, they can hire a well placed private contractor to get them.

60-70% of the National Security Agency and the CIA's National Clandestine Services budgets are paid to private contractors.

See http://HappinessHacker.com for links to respected sources that document private government contractor concerns.

Are all these private security contractors honest and honorable?

The War on Terror is a $100+ billion industry, the people and organizations profiting from it will not let go easily.

Can we have fair and free elections in November if our telephone and Internet communications systems are compromised?