The CIA pays AT&T more than $10 million annually for foreign call logs

Shawn Knight

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AT&T is on the receiving end of a $10 million payout each year from the CIA in exchange for providing phone records to help with overseas counterterrorism investigations. It’s a program that the wireless provider voluntarily agrees to meaning there’s...

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cliffordcooley

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If it truly is only foreign call logs, my name won't be included. But seriously, ten million tax dollars paid annually to AT&T! How many here hates AT&T, but yet supports them unwillingly/unknowingly every time they pay taxes?
 
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cliffordcooley said:
How many here hates AT&T, but yet supports them unwillingly/unknowingly every time they pay taxes?

I hate AT&T, but unfortunately, I support AT&T reluctantly because it's the only service available in my area.
 

Phillip Seni

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Privacy is privacy until the economics of 'trade' kicks in.
select your choice: warrant duly issued by authority, fee, or hack.

the CIA reportedly asks AT&T to mask the identity of the US-based number for legal reasons.
I call it BS... snowden claims that the u.s. government is also spying on its own citizens so the 'masking' of u.s. numbers is not a logical step as far as spying is concerned because the u.s. needs to fight terrorists both foreign and domestic. homeland tv series, anyone?