Wiretap Update: Big Three Telecoms Sued While Government Invokes State Secrets

Eric Bangeman:

Shortly after more details of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program were revealed, a new lawsuit was filed against three of the telecoms alleged to have collaborated with the NSA. Naming AT&T, BellSouth (which is in the process of being acquired by AT&T), and Verizon, the lawsuits allege the companies violated communications privacy laws dating back to 1934 and seek US$50 billion in damages. Meanwhile, the government is now trying to get the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit against AT&T dismissed.

This is why I love the EFF.

Monday, 15 May 2006