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AT&T allegedly gave the NSA access to ALL of your phone calls, emails and Internet activities

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If this lawsuit is true, it likely constitutes the largest mass invasion of privacy in American history.

According to an AT&T whistleblower, the telephone giant made available to a government snoop every single phone call you made, every single email you wrote, every single online video or text chat you ever had, a list of every Web site or chat room you ever visited, copies of every photo you've ever downloaded or emailed or received, so government spies could go through it and do whatever it is they do when they peep into your private life.

Ever do anything online, in email, in text, by video that you might not want a government bureaucrat, or anyone else peeking into? Well, AT&T allegedly handed the entire enchilada to George Bush.

AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T worker cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against the company.

Mark Klein, a retired AT&T communications technician, submitted an affidavit in support of the EFF's lawsuit this week. That class action lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco last January, alleges that AT&T violated federal and state laws by surreptitiously allowing the government to monitor phone and internet communications of AT&T customers without warrants.
And to add to the fun? AT&T is now refusing to deny it.

This has the smell of a massive online advocacy campaign against AT&T. We should destroy that company until it comes out and says, unequivocally, that the charges against it are 100% false. And if they pull any more George Bush legal mumbo jumo ("we just couldn't comment on an ongoing investigation"), then we destroy them.

There's only one reason in my book that you don't deny allegations - that's because they're true. No one accused unfairly of being a murderer replies to the charges by saying "I just can't comment on ongoing litigation."

And finally, we need to publicly demand a statement from every phone company and every Internet provider saying that they have NEVER given the government access to ANY of our phone or Internet traffic WITHOUT a court order. And any company that doesn't provide that document can face the public consequences.

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