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AT&T – Lies, lies, and more lies…Thank you EFF!

Posted by direwolff on May 18, 2006

Here’s a *must* read PR from the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

EFF’s Class-Action Lawsuit Against AT&T for Collaboration with Illegal Domestic Spying Program

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications.

The true insanity here comes in the form of the government’s action:

“On May 15, the United States government filed a motion to dismiss EFF’s suit. While EFF was not permitted to see the government’s entire brief, in a redacted version made publicly available the government said that the case against AT&T should be immediately terminated because any judicial inquiry into the whether AT&T broke the law could reveal state secrets and harm national security.”

A government that cannot be trusted cannot be counted on to govern the people. It just keeps getting worse, and I know that somewhere (actually lots of places) in the red states there are people saying, we have no choice this is the world we live in now and steps like this are necessary. Still waiting to wake up from the coma I must be in so I can find out that these past 6 years were only part of a bad dream…

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