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Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

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  1. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    September 1, 2013

    For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.

    The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an extremely close association between the government and the telecommunications giant.

    The government pays AT&T to place its employees in drug-fighting units around the country. Those employees sit alongside Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local detectives and supply them with the phone data from as far back as 1987.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/u...html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
     
  2. Ego

    Ego The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head

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    So, is this more of Snowden's info?
     
  3. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    It's starting to break that the DEA has been faking investigations in order to fabricate evidence after the fact in order to legally utilize the evidence that the NSA has provided.
     
  4. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    How about we flush all the Alphabets down the shitter?
     
  5. Josh_R

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-dea-sod-idUSBRE97409R20130805
     

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