Wired magazine has release what they claim is a group of documents created by former AT&T technician Mark Klein. He is the lead witness for the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) in their case against AT&T for helping the NSA spy on American citizens.
Here is a copy of the document – att_klien_wired.pdf. The original link for the PDF was http://blog.wired.com/27BStroke6/att_klein_wired.pdf.
Several civil rights groups and news organizations are working to release all documents in this case to the public.
We are filing a motion to intervene in the case in order to request that the court unseal the evidence, joining other news and civil rights organizations that have already done so, including the EFF, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Associated Press and Bloomberg.
Before publishing these documents we showed them to independent security experts, who agreed they pose no danger to AT&T. For example, they do not reveal sensitive information that hackers might use to attack the company’s systems.
Looks like a lot more than just our phone calls are being spied upon folks.
Wired News, Why We Published the AT&T Docs
Wired News, Stumbling Into a Spy Scandal
Wired News, Whistle-Blower’s Evidence, Uncut
AP is reporting that the US Department of Justice has stopped its investigation of the warrantless phone spying done by the NSA at the approval of George Bush.
“We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our investigation because OPR [Office of Professional Responsibility] has been denied security clearances for access to information about the NSA program,â€ OPR counsel H. Marshall Jarrett wrote to Hinchey. Hincheyâ€™s office shared the letter with The Associated Press.
Commentary: WTF!!!!! We live in a police state! The backlash from this will be huge. The average citizen will become more concerned with privacy and how to be anonymous online. Probably the exact opposite goal of the NSA and White house. But in the interim we will all suffer more paranoia and buy more prescription drugs. (Not me. Just kidding!)