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Phone customers, charity challenge U.S. wiretapping


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.

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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