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Mark Klein, a retired AT & T technician, has confirmed what I have known since I tried on my first tinfoil hat as a youth.
The government is spying on me.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing AT & T for cooperating with the NSA and providing open access to customer's phone calls as well as allowing customer's Internet traffic to be mined and monitored.
According to the article, an NSA agent showed up at Klein's San Fran job in 2002 to interview a technician for a special job and then in January 2003, Klein saw a new room being built next to the equipment that routes long distance and international calls. He then found out that the person who was interviewed for the secret job was the person installing the equipment the room. The regular technician work force was not allowed in the room.
"Um, hey Mark, go grab a bagel while these large men in dark suits install these mysterious machines in this guarded room you can't go in."
Noticing that the abovee situation was rather sketchy, he saved a few company documents and dropped the dime on his company by passing on those documents to the EFF after they filed their lawsuit.
Klein came forward because he believed that the wiretapping and surveillance Bush has been illegally conducting, went further than dirty A-rabs talking to their terrorist family members overseas and in fact extends to a larger populoation of Americans than indicated.
Mark Klein, for your keen eye and ability to rise above the company man mentality, you are the Snitch of the Week.