New York Times report from August:
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities
of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied
on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single
company: the telecom giant AT&T.
While it has been long known that American telecommunications
companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed
N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been
considered unique and especially productive. One document
described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the
company’s “extreme willingness to help.”
This, from the company whose CEO now says “I don’t think it is Silicon Valley’s decision to make about whether encryption is the right thing to do.”
Because of companies like AT&T and craven leaders like Randall Stephenson, it is now very clear that end-to-end strong encryption is of course the “right thing to do”.
★ Thursday, 21 January 2016