AT&T Partnered With DEA to Provide Access to 26 Years of Phone Records

Since at least 2007, DEA agents and local police detectives have had regular access to a gigantic database that contains detailed records of every American phone call that's passed through an AT&T switch in the past 26 years. The program, named the Hemisphere Project, also pays AT&T employees to work alongside… » 9/02/13 3:53am 9/02/13 3:53am

$356 Million Later, the Justice Department's Wireless Network Still…

After 9/11, three federal law enforcement agencies planned a massive project to replace a mishmash of aging and obsolete radios used by thousands of federal agents. A decade and $356 million later, the program has made "minimal progress" and the Department of Homeland Security, one of the project's key partners, wants… » 1/20/12 10:00am 1/20/12 10:00am