Phone customers, charity challenge U.S. wiretapping
Justice Department attorneys attempted to persuade three federal appellate court judges Wednesday to dismiss two major lawsuits challenging the Bush administration's warrantless domestic-eavesdropping program...
Plaintiffs' attorney Robert Fram said his clients have powerful evidence that AT&T worked on a huge surveillance program.
Fram, a lawyer working with attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, cited a sworn declaration by former AT&T employee Mark Klein, describing a supersecure room in a building in San Francisco where AT&T assembled high-powered dating-mining equipment for a "special job" for the NSA. He said he had heard from other employees that similar operations were being put together in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle.