AT&T supplies CIA with customer data for a fee, says NY Times

    Date12 Nov 2013
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    AT&T reportedly has a contract with the CIA to provide the agency with data on certain phone calls. Citing information from unnamed government officials, The New York Times said on Thursday that AT&T receives more than $10 million a year from the Central Intelligence Agency in exchange for providing customer phone records used to help track down potential terrorists. The CIA gives AT&T the phone numbers of suspected terrorists in other countries, according to the Times. In return, AT&T culls through its database for any call records that could identify the associates of those suspects.
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