Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday February 21, 2014

Why AT&T’s Surveillance Report Omits 80M NSA Targets

Is AT&T's first transparency report in 140 years missing something?

AT&T’s transparency report counts 301,816 total requests for information آ— spread between subpoenas, court orders and search warrants آ— in 2013. That includes between 2,000 and 4,000 under the category "national security demands," which collectively gathered information on about 39,000 to 42,000 different accounts. An accurate transparency report should include a line indicating that AT&T has turned over information on each and every one of its more than 80 million-plus customers. It doesn’t.