The Washington Post brings us a story from Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, about the AT&T secret room used by the NSA to copy the entire Internet.
He knew that the NSA was supposed to work on overseas signals intelligence. … "This splitter was sweeping up everything, vacuum-cleaner-style," he said. "The NSA is getting everything. These are major pipes that carry not just AT&T’s customers but everybody’s." … the NSA was doing content analysis. [Source, The Washington Post, A Story of Surveillance]
Do you feel safer giving your government unchecked authority?
Update: See also: AT&T Whistleblower: Telecom Immunity Is A Cover-Up
Update: BoingBoing points to Senator Dodd’s video at the EFF.