Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AT&T Is Doing NSA-Style Work For Law Enforcement

Daily Beast: AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

The telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions of dollars a year from taxpayers.

On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff’s deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist’s report of human remains outside of town.

They identified the partially bleached skull of a child, and later discovered the remains of the McStay family who had been missing for the past three years. Joseph, 40, his wife Summer, 43, Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, had been bludgeoned to death and buried in shallow graves in the desert.

Investigators long suspected Charles Merritt in the family’s disappearance, interviewing him days after they went missing. Merritt was McStay’s business partner and the last person known to see him alive. Merritt had also borrowed $30,000 from McStay to cover a gambling debt, a mutual business partner told police. None of it was enough to make an arrest.

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WNU Editor: It makes you wonder on what else can they do with your cell phone when it comes to tracking your movements and behaviour.

Update: No kidding .... Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns (Phys.org).

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