Forbidden Knowledge TV
June 26, 2013
In 2005, Mark Klein, a technician at AT&T realized that because he did not have a security clearance that he was free to blow the whistle on the NSA’s practice of building separate rooms and copying all phone & internet traffic being handled by his AT&T office (and likely elsewhere).
This enabled the NSA to engage in domestic spying, which is contrary to the very act that created the NSA. When the LA Times decided not to run the story, under pressure from then-NSA Chief, John Negroponte, Klein took it to the NY Times, who published the story, causing an uproar and a case filed against the NSA & AT&T by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 2008 and almost a dozen similar suits, countersuits and appeals, with the Government singing the same ol’ tune. The slow wheels of justice, indeed.