In Alternate Universe 2010, the Watch Phone Has AT&T's Network On Its Knees

Illustration for article titled In Alternate Universe 2010, the Watch Phone Has ATTs Network On Its Knees

Sure, these days it seems like everyone has an iPhone, but in bizarro 2010 literally everyone has a watchphone. They're miniature. They're wireless. They have geometric buttons. And they're eating bizarro AT&T's bandwidth alive. Oh, 1995, you are so naive.

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It's too bad they totally missed the part where they would give the NSA...

"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,

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The secret room also included data-mining equipment called a Narus STA 6400, "known to be used particularly by government intelligence agencies because of its ability to sift through large amounts of data looking for preprogrammed targets," according to Klein's statement."

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How's that for progress?