Monday, February 06, 2006

Report :More on Telecoms helping with Spy Program

NEW YORK - The largest U.S. long-distance carriers cooperated with the National Security Agency’s wiretapping of international calls without warrants, according to a published report Monday that cited unnamed telecommunications executives and intelligence officials.

MCI, Sprint and AT&T grant access to their systems without warrants or court orders, and provide call-routing information that helps physically locate the callers, USA Today reported.

Representatives at Sprint Nextel Corp., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., which last year acquired MCI, had no comment Monday on the newspaper’s report.

Read On; and consider all this when signing a contract with any of these companies

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