Saturday, June 30, 2007

iPhone, AT&T and NSA Spying

Who's sorry now? Will the iPhoner's be sorry they unknowingly walked right into the AT&T domestic spying database? No, we don't know if that's true, but think about it. AT&T is the biggest culprit in Bush's NSA domestic spying debacle and in fact,

Congress is just about to uncover the truth about the NSA spying program with a recent (June 21, 2007) vote to authorize subpoenas on illegal surveillance.

So, those buying and switching to AT&T may want to just know that they could be in the cross hairs on illegal syping. Of course, the old saw is that "Why worry if you're not doing anything wrong"...ok, just letting you know. PS, At&T gave abbout $4M to Bush in 2004.

"This subpoena authorization is a critical first step toward uncovering the full extent of the NSA's illegal spying and the role that telecommunications companies like AT&T played in it," said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "Considering that it's been almost six years since the NSA started spying on Americans without warrants and over a year since that spying was revealed publicly, these subpoenas are long overdue. It's high time for Congress to get to the bottom of this mess."

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing AT&T for illegally assisting in the NSA spying. The government has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss EFF's case, claiming that the lawsuit could expose state secrets.

"Our case against AT&T includes evidence from a former employee that points to a massive spying program impacting millions of people -- a program far broader than the government has admitted to," said Bankston. "Americans deserve to know the truth about the NSA program."