(NEWSER) – Government surveillance is paying off for AT&T. The company has been sharing its trove of call records with the CIA, and it didn't exactly need to be strong-armed with a court order to do it. Instead, the company has a voluntary contract worth more than $10 million, the New York Times reports, putting it in quite a different camp than the tech giants who protested that they were legally compelled to help the NSA. Like the NSA, the CIA focuses on foreign calls, but US calls are in the database.
Posted Thursday, November 7th 2013 @ 12pm by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff