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

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Nov 7, 2013
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  1. 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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  2. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    Seems to be a lack of due process with this sort of relationship.
  3. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    Seems the crazy "conspiracy theorist" is right again.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,691

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

    Phillip Seni TS Rookie Posts: 26

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

    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?

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