The NSA’s Hidden Spy Rooms

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The ‘Bunker Boyz’

Ryan Gallagher, Henrik Moltke – The Intercept

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.

The NSA considers AT&T to be one of its most trusted partners and has lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.” It is a collaboration that dates back decades. Little known, however, is that its scope is not restricted to AT&T’s customers. According to the NSA’s documents, it values AT&T not only because it “has access to information that transits the nation,” but also because it maintains unique relationships with other phone and internet providers. The NSA exploits these relationships for surveillance purposes, commandeering AT&T’s massive infrastructure and using it as a platform to covertly tap into communications processed by other companies.

Cultocracy note :

AT&T = N.S.A

(AT&T = Assorted Transhumanists & Tw*ts)

Read the full article here at The Intercept


Related :

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  1. AT&T partners Google Cloud for cloud connectivity
  2. O2 partners with AT&T to bring smart home offering to UK consumers
  3. EE in the UK announce a new 4G roaming deal with AT&T – more carriers to follow
  4. AT&T in The United Kingdom
  5. AT&T roaming agreement brings free Wi-Fi for UK travelers
  6. In brief: BT to merge with AT&T’s World Partners
  7. AT&T partners with Amazon Web Services, gets closer to IBM
  8. Akamai and AT&T Forge Global Strategic Alliance to Provide Content Delivery Network Solutions
  9. US drug agency partners with AT&T for access to ‘vast database’ of call records
  10. Yale partners with O2 and AT&T to create new smart home offering
  11. AT&T teams up with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi in major international airports
  12. AT&T and Verizon team up to build hundreds of new cell towers
  13. AT&T, NASA Partner to Protect Drones From Hackers
  14. Nasa and AT&T join forces for system to track every drone in America in bid to thwart flying cyberattacks

Further reading :

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  1. AT&T and Ericsson to build global ecosystem for IoT
  2. AT&T’s plan for the Internet of things goes way beyond the network
  3. AT&T offers streamlined IoT solutions in the UK
  4. AT&T discusses the IoT implications of FirstNet
  5. AT&T and Nokia Team Up on Global IoT Deployments
  6. IBM and AT&T partner to help developers build IoT solutions
  7. IBM Cloud and AT&T partner on IoT analytics
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