NSA’s Partnership with AT&T

August 16, 2015

There’s a new article, published jointly by The New York Times and ProPublica, about NSA’s longstanding relationship with AT&T. It’s based on the Snowden documents, and there is a bunch of new pages published.

AT&T’s cooperation has involved a broad range of classified activities, according to the documents, which date from 2003 to 2013. AT&T has given the N.S.A. access, through several methods covered under different legal rules, to billions of emails as they have flowed across its domestic networks. It provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret court order permitting the wiretapping of all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, a customer of AT&T.

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