Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone: Government Agencies Exploit Technology to Make Privacy Obsolete

Monday, 23 September 2013 10:15
By Matthew Harwood, TomDispatch | News Analysis

For at least the last six years, government agents have been exploiting an AT&T database filled with the records of billions of American phone calls from as far back as 1987. The rationale behind this dragnet intrusion, codenamed Hemisphere, is to find suspicious links between people with “burner” phones (prepaid mobile phones easy to buy, use, and quickly dispose of), which are popular with drug dealers.

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