Saturday, April 8, 2006

the California-based nonprofit organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) tabled a brief on Wednesday stating that AT & T was illegally transferred l & # 39; Internet traffic directly to National Security Agency.

The EFF requested that the referral be stopped immediately. According to EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston, "the evidence we file corroborates our claim that AT & T is diverting Internet traffic from the NSA in violation of federal laws on the Internet. Wiretap and Fourth Amendment More than to threaten the privacy of individuals The apparent choice of AT & T to give the government a secret, direct access to millions of Internet communications from simple Americans is a threat for the Constitution itself, and we ask the Court to put an end to this situation now. "

The application was filed under seal, allowing only the judge and litigants to consult the complaint. The procedure gives AT & T five days to explain to the court why this information is not public.

As part of the class action, EFF represents all residential AT & T customers across the country.

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