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How Much Does a Wiretap Go For These Days?

For years, the government and phone carriers have been squabbling over secret surveillance—because of the dollar amount on the bill. Most recently, AT&T's thrifty little offshoot Cricket Communications has agreed to pay out $2.1 million in a settlement for overcharging federal and state law enforcement agencies for… » 12/03/14 12:40pm 12/03/14 12:40pm

Senate Set to Give Retroactive Immunity to AT&T and Other Telcos for…

Should AT&T and the other telcos involved (like Verizon) get a total pass for participating in the NSA's domestic wiretapping program that let the government eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant? The Senate's thisclose to giving them immunity from lawsuits like the one the Electronic Freedom Foundation's filed… » 12/17/07 3:20pm 12/17/07 3:20pm

Video: The AT&T Wiretapping Dealio Explained in Two Minutes


This clip, featuring AT&T whisteblower Mark Klein, was thrown together by Senator Chris Dodd's staff and neatly wraps up the basics of the snooping allegations the EFF's pursuing against AT&T. He's apparently rubbing elbows in DC this week to explain the issue to Congressional types. If his spiel gets at all… » 11/08/07 4:00am 11/08/07 4:00am